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Which branch of linguistics studies handwriting?
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As mentioned above, anything that is related to the study of handwriting in historical documents is part of paleography. Paleography is a large discipline that covers all kinds of writing systems from ...

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Could Proto-Germanic *tīhaną be a "ē-grade" of *tungǭ zero-grade?
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It is of course right that Gothic has Verner's Law variants -χ- / -ng- (spelled <h> /<gg>, respectively), as seen in your first two examples. It is also right that tuggo has a zero grade ...

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Why are there inflections?
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Think of language as a code that humans have agreed on in order to communicate with each other. A speaker encodes a thought into the language and the hearer decodes it to understand the thought of the ...

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