How do you think our level of question quality is going so far? Wouldn't some exemplary questions be great for our site? We already have some exemplary answers.
Now some of you my fellow contributors have done a great job answering the wonderings of the rest of us, yet you seem not to wonder about anything yourselves? I don't want to name names (-;
Especially those of us who work in or study linguistics must have some puzzles or ideas they've been wondering for a while but which still stump them.
So here's a challenge especially for our contributors with high reputation for their excellent answers but who have not yet asked even a single question.
Give it your best shot. Ask the site your trickiest linguistics question that has puzzled you for the longest. Maybe the others with great answers can answer this one too! Maybe some real heavy duty linguists who have been watching this site with a touch of scepticism waiting for a real heavy duty question will feel the need to pipe up and contribute their first excellent answer. So what's your best/toughest real linguistics question?