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What is the correct term for a "lazy L"?

This question is about a mild form of a specific speech pathology that seems to be gaining prevalence in Australia and if there is a term for it. It is...

Asked on 10/23/2021

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Is Mississippi cognate with Michigan?

I was reading about the etymology of the word Michigan. It said that it came from an Ojibwe word meaning "big water". And then, I saw that Mississippi was from...

Asked on 10/23/2021 by Mitten File

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Is there a language whose writing is 100% phonemic?

Is there a language that has a complete one-to-one correspondence between the graphemes (letters) and the phonemes of the language? In other words, is there a language that is ...

Asked on 10/23/2021

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Is there an English to Coptic translator online?

I've found two sites that claim to do this, neither of them work. I need a translator, not a dictionary. Non-workers: Bablefish Online Translator and a...

Asked on 10/23/2021

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Right node raising

I encountered a difficult question for syntax. The authors discuss a special case of coordination called “right node raising”. When both conjuncts have the same string (e.g. typically an object...

Asked on 10/23/2021 by peony fung

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Do there exist any Phoenician or Etruscan dictionaries online?

I am trying to find a word list for Phoenician but this is all I've found online (a short list, who knows how accurate it is). The...

Asked on 10/23/2021

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Any reasons for unexplained centumization in Balto-Slavic?

Indo-Iranian and Balto-Slavic languages are called satem languages, because in them the Proto-Indo-European palatovelars *ḱ, *ǵ, and *ǵʰ developed into sibilants or affricats, usually into [s]/[z]- or [ʃ]/[ʒ]-type...

Asked on 10/23/2021 by Yellow Sky

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How to find F0, F1, F2,

Can anyone explain how do I manually find F0, F1, F2, etc on these images? Thank you ...

Asked on 10/23/2021 by Artur Fortunato

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Did Old English have a similar adverb phrase or interjection like "of course"?

I'm writing a story that heavily uses archaic or unusual English words, with a focus of non-Latin, non-French and non-Anglo-Norman derived words and how English might work without them. I...

Asked on 10/23/2021

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Why are some Russian and Swedish words so strikingly similar? Два - två, по-шведски - på svenska, etc

Hur säger man ... på svenska?This common Swedish phrase means: How do you say ... in Swedish? As a student learning Russian, I instantly saw a striking similarity with the...

Asked on 10/23/2021

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