Louis Rhys
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When should one use slashes or square brackets when transcribing in IPA?
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Simultaneous bilingualism vs Sequential bilingualism
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Why did early Indo-European languages seem to be morphologically complex?
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Can Modern Hebrew be considered an Indo-European language?
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Why do most words for "mother", across languages, start with an [m], and for "father" with [p]/[b], but not vice versa?
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How is definiteness expressed in languages with no definite article, clitic or affix?
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What is the origin of non-natural grammatical genders in Indo-European languages?
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How did Italian manage to stay (mostly) phonetically spelled despite its long written tradition?
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What are some reasons languages get picked as source languages for neologisms
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How did Korean become a language isolate?
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Why do we have interest in (dying) language preservation?
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What are some alternatives to Chomskian generative grammar?
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Is there a well-established metric to measure the effectiveness of a parsing algorithm?
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Why does speech speed seem to vary between different languages?
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What are some recommended online dictionaries for linguistic terms?
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French conjugation, spoken vs written
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Do linguists measure the relation distance between languages? How?
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Why do languages have different syllable complexity from each other?
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Can parsing be classified to some complexity class (e.g. NP-complete)?
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Why is it that Latin was more "successful" in the western part of the Empire than in the eastern part?
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How does a linguist determine whether a pattern is grammatical in a language?
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Is there any point in the current ordering of the letters in the alphabet?
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What is the evidence of the typological cycle theory?
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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 is the definite, indefinite, and partitive article grouped together?
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What are the rationale of people speaking/teaching Esperanto?
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Where can I find a reliable academic source of translations of words to the world's languages?
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How could the Sumerian cuneiform impose constraints on some languages?
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The paucal to denote between three to six individuals
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What is the terminology for a source language for new word production?