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What is the longest word without a vowel in any language?

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Are the longest German and Turkish words really single words?

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Is there a term for translating a word to a language that has a different alphabet (such as Hindi to English)?

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Why is “ß” not used in Swiss German?

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Are some languages more advanced than others?

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The reason why Semitic languages are written right to left

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Can you have two first languages?

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Why doesn’t a language modernization initiative adopt pure phonetic spelling?

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Ncuti Gatwa is, according to Wikipedia, pronounced /ˈʃuːti ˈɡætwɑː/ - where is the NC orthography derived from?

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Is there any link between the word 'eight' and the word 'night'?

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Are there any languages without /a/ or /i/?

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Is English tonal for some words, like "permit"?

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Why aren't conlangs very widely used?

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What makes East-Asian languages sound different than European languages?

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Do non-tonal languages evolve into tonal languages?

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Is there a list of word meanings that are universally represented in all languages?

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Can Hangul be read as fast as Chinese?

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Why does IPA have stress in /ɡəˈʃtɔlt/ before instead of after the /ʃ/?

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Are Andean and Tibetan languages connected?

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Is a language possible without verbs or without nouns?

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Is the rarity of dental sounds explained by babies not immediately having teeth?

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Native English speakers: worse understanding of other accents?

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Why do some languages lack family name markers?

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List of 1000 most common words across all languages

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Can you rhyme words in sign language?

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Introducing 1 more language to a trilingual baby at home

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Why was India as the homeland of PIE abandoned?

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Is "illegal" an example of nasal place assimilation in English?

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In Classical/Biblical Hebrew, why is CHAF not considered a guttural?

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Why isn't the American r considered a vowel?

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