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Why is “ß” not used in Swiss German?

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Is there a technical name for when languages use masculine pronouns to refer to both men and women?

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Why is the word "war" in Romance languages predominantly of Germanic origin instead of Latin?

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Why isn’t the letter “G” immediately after “C” in the alphabet?

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Are Hungarian and Turkish related?

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Are there any scripts which have more than 127 characters?

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Is the Indo-European language family made up?

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Is there a word in a dead or lost language that we lost the definition to?

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Is the "p" in "spin" really a "b"?

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Does an affinity between languages necessitate that the speakers be ethnically related?

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Why are Latin and Sanskrit called dead languages?

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Languages which changed their writing direction

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Should orthographies represent phonemes or phones?

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Why do Arabic names still have their meanings?

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At what point does a language become its descendant?

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How similar are Ukrainian and Russian?

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Can one sentence have two or multiple possible phrase structure grammars? And what is this called?

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Do two deaf persons from different countries understand each other?

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Pronunciation of P in Latin, versus Ph in Greek

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Is IPA machine-readable?

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What are some interesting features that are common cross-linguistically but don't exist in English?

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

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Do any languages use words like particles to represent commas, periods, hyphens, quotes, parentheses, etc.?

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Development of Old Norse 2nd and 3rd person sg. (present indicative) forms of "to be"

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How to explain differences in mutual intelligibility?

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Why do some languages lack family name markers?

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Have linguistics found any evidence that Semitic languages influenced Germanic languages or vice versa (in ancient times)?

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Is 😂 a word/letter?

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The term "proto" in "proto-language"

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How can I find the frequency for the Russian word "чем-нибудь"?

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