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These are the hardest-to-spell words in the English language, CNN: 2 Stuart G Tuesday Tuesday 1 197
What's in a name? Japan puzzles over 'Reiwa' 2 soryang Apr 29 Apr 29 2 230
Does redundancy constitute bad grammar? 38 Lionel Mandrake Jul 2017 Apr 21 0 2320
A Brief History of British and Irish Languages 3 ashling Mar 4 Apr 16 17 421
Crossing Divides: Two Koreas divided by a fractured language 5 soryang Mar 14 Mar 26 2 246
What are your favorite non-English words? 18 Recursion May 2013 Mar 26 6 3203
South Carolina African American Heritage Foundation Invites Applicants for Summer Institute 1 Behind the Aegis Mar 18 Mar 26 3 268
How to Upgrade your Speech by Not Saying "Like" 9 littlemissmartypants Nov 2018 Jan 2019 3 747
The 10 Oldest Languages Still Spoken In The World Today 11 elleng Mar 2017 Dec 2018 6 2172
Morphology of "antidisestablishmentarianism", 2 Lionel Mandrake Dec 2018 Dec 2018 2 609
Has anyone gone to an immersion school? 10 Manifestor_of_Light Feb 2012 Sep 2018 1 3225
Questions about the word pendejo 11 47of74 Sep 2017 Jul 2018 0 1546
Items on the menu at a Mexican restaurant. 2 Lionel Mandrake Nov 2017 Jul 2018 0 2038
Wiktionary IPA symbol R is messed up. 3 Lionel Mandrake Feb 2017 Feb 2018 0 996
This message was self-deleted by its author 1 left-of-center2012 Jul 2017 Jul 2017 0 530
What native English speakers instinctively know. 4 PoindexterOglethorpe Sep 2016 May 2017 5 1389
Calling Yourself Humbled Doesnt Sound as Humble as It Used To 2 Dark n Stormy Knight Feb 2017 Feb 2017 4 1252
Learning a language for business 1 KatyMan Dec 2016 Dec 2016 0 859
pronunciation of poly- 4 Lionel Mandrake Aug 2016 Sep 2016 0 1145
The cult of the hyperpolyglot 3 Starboard Tack Feb 2012 Aug 2016 1 2171
new documentary "Conlanging: The Art of Crafting Tongues" (reddit AMA w/ exec producers) 0 eShirl Aug 2016 Aug 2016 0 790
Ninilchik Russian: A Dialect of Russian Spoken in Alaska... 0 xocet Jul 2016 Jul 2016 1 899
A comprehensive website of cliches (though I prefer to call them idioms) 1 ailsagirl Jun 2016 Jun 2016 2 1014
I have a question: What is your opinion of learning two different languages at once? 36 whathehell Dec 2014 May 2016 0 4164
Languages you didn't know you borrow words from (1) 30 Betty Karlson Dec 2011 Mar 2016 4 5814
"Thank you" in more than 465 languages 0 vkkv Mar 2016 Mar 2016 1 1190
Sapir-Whorf 1 aswanson Feb 2016 Feb 2016 0 1369
Question about IM/Twitter short-cut spellings 3 Tab Dec 2015 Dec 2015 0 1094
Universal Grammar, parameters, and all that. 1 Lionel Mandrake Dec 2015 Dec 2015 2 1244
Linguist explains secret language of Gulliver's Travels 1 Panich52 Aug 2015 Oct 2015 2 1559
'hijastro' & 'filiaster' 1 Lionel Mandrake Oct 2015 Oct 2015 1 1097
Whistled Turkish challenges notions about language and the brain 0 Panich52 Aug 2015 Aug 2015 0 1075
Want to write in the ogham alphabet? 0 geardaddy Jul 2015 Jul 2015 1 1050
New emotion recognition model: Humans perceive feelings of others via pattern recognition 1 Panich52 Apr 2015 Jun 2015 0 1329
Jamaica's patois Bible: The word of God in creole 1 Starboard Tack Dec 2011 Mar 2015 2 2421
F-bombs notwithstanding, all languages skew toward happiness: Universal human bias f/ positive words 0 Panich52 Feb 2015 Feb 2015 1 929
Why I like some dictionaries more than others 4 Lionel Mandrake Nov 2014 Dec 2014 0 1429
Alice Kober: Unsung heroine who helped decode Linear B 3 geardaddy Jul 2014 Dec 2014 8 1378
Pronunciation of articles in English 11 Lionel Mandrake Nov 2014 Nov 2014 0 2077
vestiges of gender and case in English 10 Lionel Mandrake Aug 2014 Nov 2014 2 2435
Alaska's indigenous languages now official along with English 3 geardaddy Oct 2014 Oct 2014 11 1241
Linguistics vs. English departments 4 Lionel Mandrake Aug 2014 Oct 2014 0 1895
Can anyone explain the syntax of "I saw it happen"? 12 Lionel Mandrake Aug 2014 Aug 2014 0 3467
Does anybody know how come English retained some irregular plurals (feet, mice, oxen, children, 8 raccoon Feb 2012 Aug 2014 0 4082
If you are interested in phrases, check out... 0 Behind the Aegis Jun 2014 Jun 2014 3 1116
A Collection Of Curious Words From The Welsh Language 0 geardaddy Apr 2014 Apr 2014 0 1526
IME, American public schools tended to teach French more than any other language. 8 raccoon Dec 2012 Mar 2014 0 2666
What is your favorite American English dialect? 11 Odin2005 Jan 2012 Dec 2013 1 3523
From the Guardian: Don't neglect the UK's indigenous languages 3 geardaddy Nov 2013 Nov 2013 1 1813
Japanese won't say "NO" 0 yuiyoshida Oct 2013 Oct 2013 0 1392
This is the chart I meant to post... its complete. 1 yuiyoshida Oct 2013 Oct 2013 1 3424
This message was self-deleted by its author 0 yuiyoshida Oct 2013 Oct 2013 0 1039
A neat site for translations 3 Behind the Aegis Jul 2013 Jul 2013 1 1785
Manx: Bringing a language back from the dead 8 geardaddy Jan 2013 Jul 2013 8 2587
Easter Island Tablets Finally Deciphered 4 Anonymousecoview Apr 2013 Apr 2013 0 1921
Kathryn Gray: Im with the #Welshtaliban 6 geardaddy Dec 2012 Jan 2013 2 2311
Ask me anything -- 30 days of unbridled fun! 3 Speck Tater Dec 2012 Jan 2013 0 1729
French is becoming a polysythetic language?!?!?!? 6 Odin2005 Mar 2012 Dec 2012 1 5957
Babel No More: The Search for the World's Most Extraordinary Language Learners 2 RZM Jan 2012 Sep 2012 0 1834
Does anyone here speak Croatian/Serbian? 8 whathehell Apr 2012 Sep 2012 1 4321
First Thread! 5 The Philosopher Dec 2011 Sep 2012 2 2556
Why Bilinguals Are Smarter 1 Starboard Tack Mar 2012 Sep 2012 2 2159
Isn't there some law in linguistics that says words tend to evolve toward whatever is 7 raccoon May 2012 Sep 2012 0 2656
Cool website thats helpful 2 AsahinaKimi Jul 2012 Jul 2012 1 2032
A huge map of American English Dialects 5 Odin2005 Jan 2012 Jul 2012 5 2849
Google sets out to save dying languages 1 AsahinaKimi Jun 2012 Jun 2012 1 1780
Sweet Briar College (Virginia, independent, women's college) cutting its German program. 3 no_hypocrisy May 2012 Jun 2012 0 2051
This message was self-deleted by its author 1 silverweb Apr 2012 Apr 2012 0 1645
Middle school player benched for a game for saying I love you in native language 2 Blue_Tires Mar 2012 Mar 2012 1 2513
Digital tools 'to save languages' 1 Starboard Tack Feb 2012 Feb 2012 2 1635
I have a Spanish final in six days 20 lazarus Dec 2011 Jan 2012 0 4576
Fascinating subject 3 Starboard Tack Dec 2011 Jan 2012 0 2062
Group Host 8 The Philosopher Dec 2011 Dec 2011 2 2983
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