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Why IPA does not indicate "soft" consonants in English?

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How do tones work in music sung in tonal languages, such as Cantonese or Mandarin Chinese?

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Can English syntax alone tell apart a person's background?

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Why does Spanish have so many diphthongs compared to other Romance languages?

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Why is the specific error "substraction" so common in English?

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How does expressing possession vary across language families?

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Efficient linguistic algorithms for detecting language of a website?

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Languages with capitalization inside or at the end of certain words

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Why Korean transcriptions of Japanese words uses the letters ㄱ,ㄷ,ㅈ for initial /k/, /t/, /tɕ/ while using ㅋ,ㅌ,ㅊ for other languages?

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Is there a name for a diminutive whose meaning has decoupled from the original word?

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Is there a shared word for "word" and "thing" in any language other than Hebrew?

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How to identify character names in a body of text?

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What about the sound change initial n -> initial l?

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What are examples of non-V2 pattern in Modern English?

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How to distinguish Korean "ㅔ" /e/ and "ㅐ" /ɛ/?

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Meaning of the root "ject"

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What languages use numbers to name the week days and months?

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Is there any sentence structure that English has but Chinese (Mandarin) does not?

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Is the commutative CFG in the mathematical linguistics literature?

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How do tonal-language speakers use tonality when speaking non-tonal languages?

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How usual is it for languages to have both prepositions and postpositions?

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How do languages that permit only CV and CCV syllables mark phonological word boundaries?

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What feature(s) of Chinese language lead(s) to the city written in pinyin as "Kunming" to sound more like "kuiming / kweeming / kwəming"?

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Is it attested for /m/ to have an allophone [x]?

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What are parasitic gaps?

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IPA letter: m with vertical straight line underneath

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Is there a favoured data structure for storing ambiguous parse trees in Natural Language Processing?

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Are there languages with a totally regular conjugation for "to be" outside Quechua?

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Why do stem-changing verbs have a vowel change in Spanish?

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Can the voiceless velar fricative, [x], be represented in Japanese?