Tag: comparative-linguistics

27 Articles before the name of a person 2011-09-13T21:11:08.183

21 Are there grammatical analyses of languages that are extremely different from IE grammar? 2011-09-26T18:30:12.743

15 Is it possible to predict language changes? 2011-09-23T18:03:53.477

15 Do linguists measure the relation distance between languages? How? 2011-12-28T01:41:03.410

13 Is it possible to analyse Māori grammar without contrasting nouns and verbs? 2011-09-26T18:06:11.147

12 Efficient linguistic algorithms for detecting language of a website? 2012-05-03T15:59:41.863

12 Latin, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese and French number words from eleven to nineteen - history of a bizarre, inconsistent construction 2014-01-12T04:50:26.783

11 Is it obvious that the difference between French/German is much larger than between Mandarin/Cantonese? 2014-07-22T09:42:59.953

10 Are there any languages with the equivalent of "both" for three items? 2012-06-15T01:14:14.983

10 What is the relation between the words "Cossack" and "Kazakh"? 2013-10-09T17:54:28.557

9 Which indigenous languages have marked Ancestral/Mythological Past in grammars? 2013-01-23T21:01:20.853

9 Database of Swadesh lists 2015-01-08T21:33:12.183

9 Are there any known natural languages in which tense is never (or very rarely) expressed through the modification of verbs? 2017-02-10T10:48:47.883

8 Where can I find a reliable academic source of translations of words to the world's languages? 2011-09-14T06:17:48.440

8 Why do languages have different syllable complexity from each other? 2011-10-07T17:42:30.480

7 What strategies for efficiency are adopted by languages with minimal phonemic inventories? 2012-05-19T03:30:31.307

7 Worldwide map or data for linguistic distance? 2016-04-22T17:11:02.937

7 How different were Proto-Italic and Proto-Germanic? 2017-01-16T22:03:02.880

6 Why does the name of the flower 'Forget-me-not' have the same meaning in other languages? 2011-10-03T14:12:50.297

6 Are there some studies or resources comparing the two living creole languages in Australia? 2011-10-04T11:23:54.547

6 How can I distinguish modern Scandinavian languages at a glance? 2012-03-30T07:34:09.083

6 Is there a known rule of correspondence between Latin and Greek *p and *kʷ - in other languages? 2012-08-08T04:38:37.747

6 Where do we find the highest "language density"? 2012-11-13T09:19:28.510

6 Why are the plural and singular first person forms of the verb "go" so different in the Romance languages? 2014-11-07T00:17:00.897

6 "I don't know if they escaped" / "If they escaped, they're long gone" - Conditional protases and interrogative clauses 2016-05-10T21:26:24.080

6 Which language code set (WALS, Linguasphere, ISO 639‑3 or Glottolog) should be the basis for a comparative linguistic project? 2017-02-15T14:04:09.210

5 Is there a reference for the parameters of the world's languages? 2011-09-26T18:10:01.223

5 How common is word order change? 2011-11-02T22:16:49.443

5 Which cues can I listen for to distinguish spoken Georgian and Armenian? 2011-12-17T10:47:20.150

5 Oldest proto-languages 2015-08-24T02:43:41.757

5 What is the difference between "Linguistic distance" and "Lexical distance"? 2016-04-23T08:18:03.010

5 Are different varieties of German closer to each other than different Slav languages? 2017-02-08T10:11:10.700

5 Which Indo European language best preserves the features of Proto Indo-European? 2017-07-20T07:19:17.357

4 Is there any sentence structure that English has but Chinese (Mandarin) does not? 2012-03-24T06:29:40.057

4 Conflation of "sense of touch" with "emotional well-being"? 2013-12-04T06:39:12.723

4 Germanic comparative grammars? 2014-03-27T23:49:12.653

4 Linguistic relationship between Hebrew and Greek 2015-01-01T09:49:05.983

4 Which methodology is use for comparative study between two languages? 2015-06-09T17:24:44.553

4 Help us save a dying language with only 1 speaker left! 2015-09-01T07:55:57.023

4 Why do English, Italian, German, Spanish, French and Latin share a common alphabet and many words? 2015-09-03T04:20:17.607

4 The expressive power of languages : Information content in a sentence : How do we measure it 2015-12-26T13:16:28.293

4 How are Baltic and Slavic languages related? 2017-02-10T21:39:25.940

4 Are Latin "virīlis", Punjabi "vīr", Old Irish "fer" , Wels "gwr" and Hindi "var" related? 2017-05-15T13:25:46.670

4 Is there a measure for grammatical similarity? 2017-11-20T21:41:57.917

4 Measuring oral comprehensibility between different language 2018-01-15T16:19:45.897

4 What is the relation of PIE *wers (“to confuse, mix up; to beat, thresh, grind”), *wert ("to turn, to rotate"), and *werb (“to bend, to turn”)? 2018-02-12T18:01:05.793

3 How it happened that evolution of "mater" and "pater" is different despite their similar origin? 2012-01-21T23:08:33.313

3 What is the evidence for laryngeal in *méh₂tēr? 2012-01-22T11:19:39.570

3 How can I distinguish Dutch from Flemish from Afrikaans at a glance? 2012-03-30T07:34:22.547

3 Linguistic idiomaticity in different languages 2012-07-31T17:14:53.133

3 Forming an imperative mood by using other grammatical moods or aspects across the languages 2013-01-05T15:05:23.033

3 Hebrew - Arabic grammar book 2013-06-13T21:09:37.493

3 What is the most ancient form of Armenian verb 'to be'? 2013-06-21T12:31:13.047

3 What are the exact relations between Slovak and Slovene? 2013-06-21T19:08:13.553

3 Do the Thai masculine & feminine "polite particles" have counterparts in Lao? 2013-09-10T18:45:22.433

3 The shout symbol? 2013-09-27T11:10:11.510

3 Language characteristics only found in one language 2015-01-15T07:24:45.170

3 Have there been attempts to verify accuracy of the comparative method? 2015-09-28T12:46:16.647

3 What resources explain the oppositions in Grammatical Gender between French and Spanish noun cognates? 2016-01-15T20:26:42.353

3 Are Hindi "Bigul" (बिगुल) and English "Bugle" cognates? 2017-09-25T15:57:53.857

3 Is the Indo-Austronesian Hypothesis an example of a pseudoscientific language comparison? 2017-12-23T06:01:21.123

3 Do more closely related languages, have more similar Zipfian distributions? 2018-02-19T19:55:20.520

2 Origin of *dhvor- 2012-01-22T06:19:31.783

2 What is the history of Eastern and Western Armenian dialects? 2013-06-20T11:51:08.777

2 Words for fractions 2013-10-13T06:59:15.553

2 How different are Urdu and Hindi? 2014-09-24T21:08:48.120

2 'dispose' vs 'dispose of' & « disposer » vs « disposer de » 2015-04-16T22:37:28.420

2 Why do similar phonological shifts occur in unrelated languages 2015-09-06T21:39:53.463

2 Are there resources that explore interchange between object and the subject caused by a verb? 2015-09-15T18:58:23.903

2 What can be said about the evolution of syllable stress in related languages? 2016-04-30T23:36:25.423

2 How many vowels and how many consonants did the Proto-Indo-European Language have? 2016-05-12T17:09:22.083

2 Lexical Distance, is there a table? 2016-05-23T10:44:22.720

2 What is the etymology of Tibetan ཁང་ [khang]? 2016-11-27T15:47:19.963

2 Relationship between Japanese and Austronesian languages 2017-03-25T08:13:02.283

2 Which language expresses aspect most similarly to English? 2018-01-04T09:13:41.513

2 Similar demonstrative pronouns in several different East Asian language families 2018-03-06T01:39:34.493

1 What is the exact domain of a grammar? 2013-04-06T21:32:15.657

1 Do all languages with pre-positional articles have zero-articles if they don't have post-positional articles? 2013-04-09T20:00:06.577

1 Does Korean have two classes of adjectives correlating to the -i and -na adjectives of Japanese? 2014-04-03T14:23:09.807

1 Using Swadesh lists to find languages with most frequent vowel use? 2014-12-11T16:36:29.650

1 Most commonly used words across languages? 2015-07-14T08:44:54.487

1 What language differs in the most aspects from English? 2015-09-04T20:28:21.020

1 Potential gaps in the pIE phonological system? 2016-07-06T08:04:53.113

1 Parallel English-Spanish corpora? 2017-07-01T17:41:32.713

0 Is there a correspondence between contextual semantics and the type of language? 2013-04-06T20:59:04.720

0 Looking for comparison of Lao (or Thai) and Zhuang languages 2013-10-25T06:41:30.920

0 All things equal, does the number of words affect comprehension time? 2014-12-15T15:36:14.007

0 History of languages from a geographical perspective 2015-01-30T11:13:23.190

0 What philologists influenced Wittgenstein's idea of family resemblance? 2015-06-04T22:39:34.657

0 Most regular and irregular languages 2016-02-27T17:11:35.563

0 What is the origin of the Arabic word دزينة (dazina)? 2017-02-03T17:01:44.007

0 Dissecting an unknown language sample with nothing but an interpretation thereof? 2017-07-28T07:24:35.817

0 Besides Proto-Indo-European, does any language have separate words for "one alone" and "one united"? 2018-01-23T17:17:44.767

0 Are there languages that make radically more distinction with their modal verbs than English and other European languages 2018-01-29T13:17:03.583

0 Is there any topological foundations for biosemiotics? 2018-03-04T04:46:46.093

-1 What is the linguistic process behind prolonging of vowels? 2014-11-21T08:06:45.643

-1 Is there a language that's as trialistic as English is dualistic? 2018-02-08T16:07:51.773