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Colin Fine
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17 votes

What language came before Proto-Indo-European?

15 votes

Why aren't the number of syllables in constructed languages like Esperanto minimized?

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Linguistic relationship between Hebrew and Greek

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Which official document defines the English alphabet?

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What is the hierarchy for studies inside linguistics, or: How many different kinds of error can one make in language?

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Why don't the French pronounce consonants at the ends of words?

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Is there an active alphabetic writing system not based on the Phoenician or the Brahmic lineage?

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Why do we pronounce the letter "A" as the "eɪ" in Stake, and as "æ" in Cabbage?

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Why there is a neuter gender in some Indo-European languages, and others apparently dropped it?

10 votes

Is there a sound change from [ɡ] to [i] or [j]?

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Do different languages use different sign language?

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How did Esperanto find "early adopters" for the language?

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Are there any languages where the genitive case changes according to its object?

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Do any languages have verbal inflection with a plural object?

9 votes

Are word classes universal?

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Does accent/dialect prestige rely on socio-cultural bias or on acoustics?

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Why are there inflections?

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Can the Anglo-Saxon words 'sind, sinder, sindon' have origins from older languages?

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About how much does language typology correlate with genetic relationships among languages?

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Etymology of "fiamma" in Italian

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What do letters in square brackets, V, C, U in words mean?

7 votes

Can languages restrict their number of distinct syllables when written by syllabaries?

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When did the Ivri (Hebrew) possessive pronoun "Shel-y" (של-י) replace the biblical suffix "-y"?

7 votes

Is Welsh an agglutinative language?

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What is the extent of the 'etymological fallacy'?

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Are "fish" and "to swim" related words?

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Why is it correct to say "Honey, I'm home", but "Miel, soy casa" is not?

6 votes

Whats the difference between the expression "They do not inflect" and "They are defective"

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What is the Mongolian vowel separator for?

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Are Old French and French mutually intelligible?

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