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Banning the Nazi ugly word “Indo-Germanic”

The word "Indo-European" was coined by Young in the early 19th century. Some Germans like Bopp just translated it as "indo-europäisch", as most people do around the world. Unfortunately, to the dismay ...
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Is it permissible to post an essay with sections given as several answers?

I have posted two essays in the linguistics stackexchange which are in the form of a question followed by a long discussion of the answer given in the form of many answers by me, one answer for each ...
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Can I ask questions about recommended books?

I want to ask a question about book recommendations on Chinese Grammar. Is it ok to post this question here?
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Why can't social sciences topics like linguistics have subjective questions that spur discussion?

I haven't been very active on LinguisticsSE until recently, but it seems as if, judging from the meta discussions, that this SE is having trouble bringing in traffic, despite the fact that it is a ...
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Proposed FAQ: Should we set some tags as obligatory?

After the creation of this scheme, I've been thinking, wouldn't it be better if the Macro-categories (Theoretical, Applied, Descriptive) from Linguistics were obligatory tags? For example, if ...
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Please reopen the question

Please reopen this question: https://linguistics.stackexchange.com/questions/1854/examples-of-romance-borrowings-in-proto-slavi
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Banner regarding the challenge week

When we're going to have the Challenge week, can we have some kind of banner in the main site to let people know about it?
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Are questions about learning new languages on or off topic?

I want to learn Mandarin and have some specific questions on how to start, which resources I should use and so on. The Chinese Language Stack Exchange Site is still in the commitment phase and I am ...
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Should we merge the “historical linguistics” and “language change” tags?

Currently we have the two tags historical-linguistics and language-change. I thought I'd take a crack at making tag wikis for them since I have an intuition of what they mean but for some help with a ...