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Why is this question getting so many down votes?

Could Gothic ahs (ear of grain) and Turkish ak (white) be cogante? , by user Nurlan, is receaving many downvotes, however, for me, it is but a simple question of someone with a doubt. Of course, once ...
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May I ask question about identifying of foreigner's name?

I heard some person's name, who's is foreigner for me and did quiet sure that I heard it right because couldn't find it on the Internet. So I would like to ask what name there are similar to what I ...
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Is a question about finding sources on historical dialects on topic?

I am writing a historical novel with characters with complex ethnic backgrounds and personal histories. To get my characters' voices right I want to have a sense of what each might realistically have ...
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What is our attitude towards “why-” questions?

In comments to this question, there's a kind of discussion regarding how "Why?"-questions should be perceived by the Linguistics community. As far as I understood, those who think that such questions ...
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Stance on “Is X a better language for poetry?” questions

I'm wondering what the general opinion on questions like these is. I've came across a couple of so far, and personally i don't think they belong on linguistics SE. The tone of the question tends to be ...
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What is the meaning of “…” in modern English?

I have read the Linguistics FAQ however considering I am new here I thought it would be more appropriate to ask first in the meta: Would a question regarding the meaning, translation and/or origin of ...
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Are the questions about mutual intelligibility between languages on topic here?

Are the questions about mutual intelligibility between languages on topic on Linguistics.SE? Is it the proper place to ask questions about how language X is understood by native speakers of language ...
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Why the interest in embedding and recursion?

Is there a reason that there is an (over)abundance of questions about recursion and/or embedding? In my linguistics classes we never spent very much time on these issues, and I wasn't aware that many ...
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How do I make comments on questions & answers?

Just joined the site. This is probably a foolish question, but I see lots of comments on people's questions and answers, but no button with which I can add a comment of my own. I see a way to answer,...
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Questions vs. discussion openers

If I correctly understand the pretty graph in the about section, this site is also supposed to serve as a forum, yet I am getting the impression that discussions are discouraged and the simple ...
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Psycholinguistics or psychology of language? On or off topic?

Wikipedia isnt really a help where psycholingustics belongs to, psychology or linguistics. Its a too interdisciplinary field, but to me fundamental to understand origin of languages and thats of ...
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Cross-site duplicate questions

This question was asked recently; it was pointed out that it is fundamentally similar to this question on English Language & Usage SX. Given this: Is there a way to vote to close a question as a ...
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What to do with multiple questions in a post?

For example, this one. Clearly it doesn't fit well into our website, and the best think is to ask the user to split them to separate questions. What if the poster isn't responding? Other members ...
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What would be a good example of a community wiki question?

Since we are discouraging list or open ended questions (rightly, I think), I am wondering what would CW be used for? What kinds of questions would be a good CW in this site, but will not be closed? ...