Tag: history

25 Why is English classified as a Germanic rather than Romance language? 2014-06-10T04:52:45.227

19 Why is it that Latin was more "successful" in the western part of the Empire than in the eastern part? 2011-10-07T17:14:18.970

16 What did the Greeks and Romans believe about language relationships? 2014-02-26T18:09:05.917

14 True languages that pirates spoke 2011-09-19T15:21:10.610

11 What is the reasoning behind the selection of the IPA symbols? 2011-09-16T09:40:17.890

10 What are the Proto-Germanic words for sea, lake and a couple of others? 2011-11-23T19:53:10.687

9 What is the historical basis for the use of this type of phrasal verb in English but less so in Spanish? 2012-08-04T16:45:58.303

8 How much time does it take to create/fork a new language? 2012-09-07T11:31:52.090

8 Is it accurate - Chinese Wikipedia on Japanese/Korean classification 2013-05-09T01:40:38.540

8 Can Old Church Slavonic be considered an artificial language? 2016-04-02T15:11:13.493

7 Why did English borrow more from Latin and Greek than, e.g., German did, in scientific and philosophical subjects? 2013-01-18T02:39:08.960

7 How did it happen that K was introduced to Latin alphabet in place of C and C started to mark /t͡s/ or /s/ in many languages? 2015-09-25T21:01:31.897

7 When did the concept of constituent movement arise? 2016-07-22T17:53:33.060

6 Why is Ivrit not considered an artificial language? 2013-07-02T10:25:33.697

6 Are there systematic studies on HOW language features/characteristics are formed? 2014-05-21T00:24:04.497

6 What is the most recent example of a language which has split from another and become non-mutually comprehensible? 2014-11-24T04:51:55.007

6 Why does Polish use "w" instead of "v"? 2016-09-22T20:18:39.290

5 Where did Peirce publish his triadic model of signs? 2012-01-13T10:45:43.177

5 Why did generative linguists abandon the notion of kernel sentences? 2012-04-19T09:03:25.900

5 why did the Franco-Provençal language decline in Switzerland? 2014-06-09T12:17:13.407

4 What are the rationale of people speaking/teaching Esperanto? 2011-09-21T13:23:27.810

4 English words which are both verbs and adjectives 2012-02-02T16:49:30.297

4 Why did English change so rapidly between the late 1600s and the early 1700s? 2014-12-17T18:23:31.590

4 What is the history of the International Phonetic Alphabet? 2015-01-25T13:54:10.670

4 What is the cause of difference between British and American pronunciation? 2016-04-02T15:40:49.053

4 Who was the first to call noun classes "genders"? 2016-05-20T04:10:54.447

4 How are proto-languages dated? 2017-08-31T17:01:13.710

4 Where can I find the HISTORICAL data on the total no of speakers of a language? 2017-11-30T14:09:54.940

3 Where did the semantic categories of C. D. Buck's dictionary of synonyms come from? 2011-09-30T18:40:10.627

3 References about the history of Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian after the break-up of Yugoslavia 2012-05-08T11:59:05.407

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

3 What is the origin of 't-' and 's-' words for second and third person possesive adjectives? 2013-09-11T09:15:54.217

3 How did a logographic orthography like Chinese organize its word-stock before any type of phonetic notation? 2013-12-10T03:42:48.703

3 Who or which academic paper first noted the death of a language every two weeks? 2014-02-17T11:02:42.540

3 Origin of Alphabetic/Phonemic Scripts 2014-04-29T05:36:06.073

3 Which comes first? Grammar or language? 2015-01-28T01:30:01.457

3 What's the reason behind the "silent n"? 2015-09-27T08:28:33.893

3 The oldest known examples of written Latvian 2016-01-16T19:52:58.953

3 Which linguists from the 1940s–1970s believed that language comprised two distinct parts, “lexis” and “grammar”? 2016-11-10T20:57:32.167

2 How much evidence of written language is needed to accurately define English in a particular period of history? 2013-01-26T06:48:40.450

2 In what way did the invention of the telephone shape the development of phonetic theory? 2015-03-12T05:59:10.867

2 Why is the letter "Q" visually simillar to "O"? 2015-09-25T23:31:25.333

2 What is the origin of declension/conjugation classes? 2016-04-23T17:05:02.913

2 Different meanings of going 2016-06-04T11:52:25.560

2 When were empty constituents introduced into linguistics? 2016-07-10T11:30:57.213

2 Why do some languages have many names? 2017-09-02T20:57:50.590

1 Weird bump in lower-case country names on Google Ngram 2013-09-26T08:40:28.397

1 Wanderwort origins and the Indus Valley Civilization? 2013-12-14T18:07:40.567

1 What was the most usual and most recent system of writing Korean without any hangul at all? 2014-03-27T03:43:34.113

1 Translation of "Beowulf" 2014-09-19T21:00:48.073

1 How many of English words have Germanic roots, and how many have Romantic roots? (in percent) 2015-02-13T17:46:38.010

1 How was phonetics performed with a phonograph? 2015-03-10T16:49:36.263

1 How was the acoustic theory of speech production informed by electrical circuit theory? 2015-03-13T17:42:23.007

1 Recent book on PIE and older proto-languages? 2015-05-09T00:13:39.100

1 Has the ‘chereme’ fallen out of vogue as an emic unit? 2015-10-18T04:37:37.200

1 Have there ever been (serious) attempts to replace alphabets with phonetic alphabets? 2015-10-30T13:02:33.310

1 Old Norse name for Balts (Baltic people)? 2016-01-25T17:07:15.710

1 Phrases such as "Jackie stole John's heart" 2016-11-01T03:20:10.163

1 All all genetically Eastern Algonquian languages in the east? 2017-03-13T21:30:19.003

1 Did Chomsky made the first generalization of coordination? 2017-04-17T19:27:04.217

1 Who first said that no two words mean the exact same? 2017-08-07T10:15:07.423

0 Do languages evolve via community usage or via influential individuals? 2013-04-23T12:03:55.233

0 Why some languages have developed so difficult compared to others? 2014-06-18T21:10:56.707

0 What is this language? Is it an ancient language? 2014-08-03T15:10:02.750

0 What is the least changed language in use today? 2014-12-13T12:30:24.313

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

0 New Etymological Knowledge 2015-02-19T15:13:12.240

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

0 Where might the given name Xelefon originate? 2017-12-16T09:44:26.367

-1 schools of linguistics Greeks and Romans 2013-12-04T00:18:49.027

-1 Oldest words for the seasons for which we have a confirmed pronunciation? 2015-04-05T23:01:31.330

-2 How do they know how to translate Old English? 2016-03-24T15:49:17.647

-3 Caucasoid people, Common Genetic roots and Common Proto-Language? 2013-06-04T17:54:35.317

-3 Why is October the tenth month even though Octo means eight? 2014-07-30T13:21:18.923