Tag: orthography

29 Is there really a difference between agglutinative and non-agglutinative languages when spoken? 2011-11-25T05:51:31.247

15 Is there a language whose writing is 100% phonemic? 2012-05-19T16:06:00.263

14 How did Italian manage to stay (mostly) phonetically spelled despite its long written tradition? 2011-10-01T18:22:50.313

14 Does capitalization of nouns aid reading comprehension? 2011-10-04T21:27:45.733

14 Is there any point in the current ordering of the letters in the alphabet? 2011-11-04T17:22:03.273

13 Do all non-syllabic, non-logographic scripts have pronounceable names for their letters for spelling? 2011-09-17T10:02:10.577

13 Are Written and Spoken English distinct languages? 2012-09-24T20:46:47.533

13 Why don't the French pronounce consonants at the ends of words? 2012-09-28T13:56:56.890

12 What's the term for correspondence between the written and the spoken form of a language? 2011-10-01T17:11:38.740

12 Is there an active alphabetic writing system not based on the Phoenician or the Brahmic lineage? 2011-10-21T14:43:46.227

12 What is the function of the soft sign (Ь) in Russian? 2017-04-21T07:41:39.730

11 How are line breaks handled in bidirectional messages containing both English and Hebrew? 2013-02-22T19:26:03.667

11 Where do the spelling rules for French imperatives come from? 2015-04-20T09:42:50.993

10 In Turkish, how exactly does "ğ" affect the vowel it follows? 2011-09-21T21:38:09.790

10 Which language was regularly written in the most alphabets? 2012-05-06T01:04:24.560

10 Which languages have words containing the same letter three times in a row? 2014-12-04T16:26:09.537

10 Why do some German words have 'th' instead of 't' in their older spelling? 2016-05-22T18:37:50.190

10 Why can "autarchy" be spelled with an "k" while other words not? 2017-06-22T08:36:40.583

9 State-of-the-art spelling correction algorithms 2013-02-14T14:10:06.657

8 What is this phenomenon called, and is it the only occurrence? 2012-01-23T18:25:25.477

8 Are "txt-speak" and "emoticons" examples of normal language evolution? 2012-10-23T10:28:01.980

8 Are there sentence boundary disambiguation algorithms which can handle punctuation errors with decent accuracy? 2013-02-04T12:18:31.097

8 Should emoticons be considered punctuation? 2013-03-12T00:31:29.080

8 Spelling of laryngeals in Proto-Indo-European 2014-11-16T20:26:42.737

8 Does capitalizing nouns improve readability? 2016-07-03T15:57:10.763

7 So many Romanian words seem to end in "u" 2012-04-17T17:18:26.013

7 Are there writing systems with more than upper case and lower case? 2014-09-19T07:25:30.120

7 Are there any words that have merged in pronunciation and spelling and then separated again? 2015-05-21T12:22:48.003

7 How can I calculate if the difference between two word frequencies in one corpus is significant? 2016-11-27T17:32:36.930

6 Can you measure the rate of drift? 2011-11-08T20:34:48.230

6 How are line breaks handled in ideographic scripts? 2011-12-07T14:02:31.043

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

6 Do central language regulation bodies accelerate or inhibit orthography changes? 2013-03-07T22:56:03.830

6 How is it that such varied sounds (in major European Languages) came to be represented by the same letter "j"? 2014-08-05T05:12:18.300

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

5 How could the Sumerian cuneiform impose constraints on some languages? 2011-10-11T16:43:08.753

5 Criteria for separating Korean words 2012-11-01T06:39:05.020

5 Is there a long list of languages whose writing systems don't use spaces? 2013-12-13T17:56:17.257

5 Are Hebrew numeric ranges written right-to-left or left-to-right? 2013-12-31T21:15:26.283

5 strange Latin spelling : karissime 2014-03-14T15:40:13.800

5 Does any language using the Latin alphabet have a unique name for "w"? 2014-08-24T21:03:24.940

5 How are English spellings determined for words from eastern languages 2015-08-31T19:32:52.133

5 To which extent are people’s perceptions of their own pronunciation influenced by the language’s orthography? 2015-11-07T10:23:05.640

5 Why does the Malayalam script have seemingly redundant ways to kill implicit vowels? 2017-02-08T04:19:59.403

5 Are syllable initial consonant clusters pronounced in Ancient Greek? 2017-03-08T14:34:03.020

4 Are there different terms for when a language has two ways to spell a sound vs. two ways to pronounce a spelling? 2011-10-20T09:50:23.747

4 For natural languages, are there writing systems that consist entirely of signs for phonemes on one hand and grammatical morphemes on the other? 2012-04-28T03:47:15.333

4 Korean syllable-final ㅅ in Hangul transcription of loanwords 2012-11-08T12:24:01.710

4 Where can orthographic Korean words be split at the end of a line? 2012-11-28T03:56:11.740

4 Why is English spelling so inconsistent? 2013-08-13T08:44:57.887

4 Hang Sơn Đoòng — the syllable Đoòng in Vietnamese orthography 2013-09-13T13:34:04.150

4 Seeking details of Lao orthographic reforms 2013-09-26T05:53:14.220

4 Are Mongolian "хан" and "хаан" the same word despite the usually important difference in vowel length? 2013-12-14T13:30:27.870

4 What languages use the serial comma? 2014-03-10T16:00:17.767

4 Are capital and lowercase letters considered allographs? 2014-10-09T02:38:14.640

4 What are the different ways used to ortographically show the length of vowels? 2014-12-04T17:21:01.743

4 Any world languages having multiple-letter-based or single-ideogram-based syllables where three or more consecutive syllables of any word repeat? 2015-01-18T22:56:07.637

4 "h" in French words of Germanic / onomatopoeic origin 2015-04-09T02:34:27.677

4 Recognize this script? 2015-07-31T23:59:33.937

4 Calculating writing system efficiency with respect to reading ambiguity? 2015-08-13T22:38:44.357

4 Historical development of English pronunciation(s) of "hygiene" 2016-08-03T08:38:22.273

4 When transliterating into the Latin alphabet, what does an apostrophe mean? 2016-08-05T14:32:15.930

4 Why Did Koiné Greek Still Write Double Letters? 2017-11-19T22:57:04.390

4 Does the Telugu script have near perfect phonemic orthography? 2017-12-02T21:17:37.420

4 Why do we censor vowels, rather than consonants? 2018-02-19T01:54:41.843

3 How do we perceive and read words and sentences? Does the order of the inner letters play no significant role? 2011-10-04T16:08:34.450

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

3 Same sounds spelled more than one way 2012-04-17T13:50:29.973

3 Why do the sounds [ks] have their own single letter 'X' in European languages? 2013-06-21T16:54:36.167

3 To what extent is a language's morphology tied to orthography, and why do we not consider orthography when doing morphological analysis? 2013-12-21T01:21:36.703

3 How do homonyms impact English Language Learners' comprehension? 2014-03-27T05:40:49.423

3 Have the spelling systems of lingua francas historically been less phonetic than those of native languages? 2014-07-29T19:16:26.833

3 dear, ear, fear, gear, hear, near ... why are bear/pear pronounced differently? 2014-09-22T10:35:31.660

3 What are good linguistic arguments for keeping heterographic homophones? 2015-08-12T06:00:34.120

3 Mapping graphemes to phonemes in CMUDict 2015-10-24T13:49:19.927

3 Where to find old article on frequency of letters, pairs of letters, triplets and quadruplets in 4 or 5 languages? 2015-10-30T18:36:46.730

3 How did the letter "v" come to represent the voiced labio dental fricative? 2016-02-01T00:37:42.377

3 Languages with capitalization inside or at the end of certain words 2016-04-01T19:44:50.883

3 How do languages other than English form lists of words? 2016-04-04T14:17:12.123

3 Where does the spelling <ea> and <ee> in English come from? 2016-04-17T02:08:45.610

3 Do any other languages have an equivalent to the hiragana and katakana alphabets? 2016-04-17T22:01:17.383

3 Are there any publicly available spell checking corpora? 2016-05-27T07:46:47.147

3 History of Danish "nd" and "ld" 2016-07-23T08:45:05.983

3 Does an abugida without inherent vowels qualify as an alphabet or an alphasyllabary? 2016-08-08T14:48:58.803

3 Orthography in different languages 2016-09-15T07:47:59.413

3 Pronunciation of ѧ and я in Old Novgorodian 2016-12-10T20:04:22.160

3 Why does "Vacuum" have two "u's," and how is it pronounced? 2017-04-06T20:35:51.157

2 Rules of Yale Romanization of Korean 2012-06-12T15:27:45.620

2 Is there a term for reading a homonym that means one thing but interpreting it as another? 2012-08-16T20:21:57.213

2 What is the difference between a relaxed orthography and a na(t)Ïve orthography? 2013-07-28T12:40:54.487

2 What's the difference between the Lao vowel letters "ໄ" and "ໃ"? 2013-10-10T10:30:01.497

2 Ideally phonemic writing systems? 2013-10-11T22:29:18.587

2 Spelling Correction on Romanized Devanagari texts 2014-05-12T12:16:30.680

2 Lao orthography: ວ as part of consonant cluster or part of diphtong and placement of tone marks 2014-08-05T01:30:31.907

2 Which other languages pronounce <j> as [dʒ] 2014-10-09T11:22:32.343

2 What are the disadvantages of Abugida writing systems? 2014-12-17T12:37:52.370

2 Does changing the writing system for a language change the language? 2015-06-08T05:18:16.360

2 If two phonemes are merged in pronunciation across a morpheme boundary, are the corresponding letters a digraph? 2015-10-04T22:35:16.200

2 Irregular penultimate stress in English words from classical sources 2015-10-06T23:38:24.757