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Is this a good question? - Does this method of preventing a concept forming in my Fantasy Counterpart of French work?

Is this a good question for here? Or should it go on Worldbuilding.SE? Backstory I'm planning on writing a story with a Fantasy Counterpart Culture of France, where spirit summoning is well known, ...
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Please undelete or prevent deletion of questions with helpful, treasured comments

First, I declare my naïveté in linguistics, which (I readily admit) might affect the writing quality of my questions. However, I've been self-learning linguistics; my love of etymology inspirits me to ...
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Please undelete 'Unpaired word in one language but paired in another?' ?

Please advise how to improve my question: https://linguistics.stackexchange.com/questions/11743/unpaired-word-in-one-language-but-paired-in-another. Please beware that I am requesting its undeletion ...
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Why prevent me from answering questions that others have put on hold

This happens to me frequently. It's happened twice today, already. I see an interesting question that I'd like to answer, but I can't, because several other people who didn't understand the question ...
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Why were these 2 questions closed as 'language-specific'?

https://linguistics.stackexchange.com/q/12181/5306 https://linguistics.stackexchange.com/q/12440/5306 In both cases, I wish to ask about the word as it existed in Latin, French, and English, and ...
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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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Why were my questions on the subjunctive, and that on the gerund, closed?

https://linguistics.stackexchange.com/q/12287/5306 and https://linguistics.stackexchange.com/q/12279/5306 were closed because it is claimed: Language-specific grammar and usage questions are off-...
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Change request for linguistics.stackexchange CSS font-family list

Recently I raised a question on meta.linguistics.stackexchange about which fonts are used to render text formatted as code. Briefly: linguists often need to add diacritics to distinguish speech sounds,...
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Are questions about corpora for machine translation training on topic here?

I am interested in machine translations, especially moses machine translation. For this I would need a language model for the target language. To create a language model the software analyses large ...
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Better font for rendering IPA (esp. diacritics)

A few years ago there was a discussion here about how to facilitate IPA entry. A user kindly provided this stack app to provide a fly-out keyboard, and in addition there are lots of online character ...
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How do numbers differ from numerals?

Tags numbers and numerals appear to cover exactly the same ground: names of numbers, which Wikipedia describes in "Numeral (linguistics)". Both are distinct from grammatical-number, which is about ...
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Let's get critical: Mar 2015 Site Self-Evaluation

We all love Linguistics Stack Exchange, but there is a whole world of people out there who need answers to their questions and don't even know that this site exists. When they arrive from Google, what ...
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Should the first comment on questions with confusing/unclear terminology really be “I voted to close this question”?

This is a Q&A site for a topic so broad that I doubt anyone is up to date on all of the relevant theories/analyses/terminology, so even for professional linguists (i.e. Professors, basically), I ...
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Would this be the place to ask about (speculative) onomastics?

I've got a question about Old Norse onomastics, specifically how I could make a name that's typically masculine into a feminine one (and potentially vice-versa). Would linguistics.SE be the place to ...
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How would this questioner successfully ask about Google as a research tool?

https://superuser.com/questions/875548/ Very often when this is asked, it's actually a linguistics question. It may be in disguise, to a greater or lesser extent, but it's usually a variant of I'm ...
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Can we give better guidance on questions

TL;PR The help center gives some positive guidance about on-topic matters, and some negative guidance about what not to do. There is a specific point about the "Not 'Please make me a tree'" rule ...
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How to handle bullying?

I've just encountered the following. A user of linguistic SE, considering himself highly competent while in fact completely misunderstanding the topic, found his pride in bullying my question and ...
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is a question about a specif form of a Korean word on topic?

Let's say I want to ask a question about a specif Korean word used in a specific sentence, for example, 다음 대화를 잘 듣고 여자가 이어서 할 행동으로 알맞은 것은 고르십시오 Here the word 이어서 is formed from the root 잇다 and ...
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Why was this migrated?

I disagree with the migration of my question: https://german.stackexchange.com/questions/18895/learning-german-and-yiddish-at-the-same-time In asking the question, I was hoping that readers ...
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Books for starting with theory of languages

I have computer science background and I am looking for some NLP algorithms for stemming, POS tagging etc. The language under consideration is "agglutinative and inflectional". Since from CS ...
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What is the difference between Computational Linguistics and Natural Language Processing?

On another site, https://cs.stackexchange.com/, I wondered why we had a tag for Computational Linguistics and another for Natural Language Processing? I suggested in meta a merge as I did not seem to ...
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What orthographies are acceptable in questions?

Following on from my comment in this question, I think it would be good to develop some guidelines around what orthographies to use in asking questions. I propose that we should allow linguistic ...
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Should Linguistics participate in Winter Bash 2014?

Winter Bash is an annual event that can run on any Stack Exchange site that chooses to participate. Users earn “hats” for their gravatars by completing certain tasks (analogous to badges). Certain ...
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Announcing proposed SE site for Southeast Asian languages

In the past there have been a few proposals for some of the languages of Southeast Asia on Stack Exchanges "Area 51", but none have made it to the beta stage. I'm not sure if any have made it to the ...
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Is this question opinion based?

I'd prefer to get a... well, opinion, before I post this question on the main site. It is: To what extent are the development of language and evolution by natural selection analogous? Or, what ...
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A Q/A website for NLP

I am new in this community, in fact I was looking for a Question and Answering website for Natural Language Processing. I have a master degree in artificial intelligence and am familiar with NLP but ...
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Editing the aspectual coercion question

Is there any language that doesn't express Tense but allows “aspectual coercion”? This question is quite unclear. I asked the OP if this is what they meant but they never replied. Do you think it is ...
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Let's get critical: Sep 2014 Site Self-Evaluation

We all love Linguistics Stack Exchange, but there is a whole world of people out there who need answers to their questions and don't even know that this site exists. When they arrive from Google, what ...
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Are list questions allowed?

Prompted by this recent question: What languages use numbers to name the week days and months? List questions are generally not allowed on SE sites. I'm not sure what the policy is for Linguistics.SE....
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What does the single word on-topic item mean?

The on-topic page has a list of topics which are acceptable. One is "a single word in relation to multiple languages or a single word/single language". What does this mean? Can the page be clarified? ...
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Is anyone reviewing close votes?

Is anyone reviewing close votes? I hardly ever see other people in the list of recent reviewers. Or does the queue not show questions to everyone with the ability (i.e., does it assign a question to ...
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Using comp ling software: on topic or not?

Semantically Analyse words in a text document using wordnet I think that this kind of question should be considered off topic and migrated to stack exchange. Questions about how to use a particular ...
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Including images in answers?

How do I include images in my answers? I want to include the syntax tree at the bottom of this Wikipedia article https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Syntactic_function in one of my answers. The ...
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Why a question about language identification is not valid?

I asked this question: https://linguistics.stackexchange.com/questions/7245/what-is-the-language-shown-in-the-image-please-help-me-identify-it at Linguistics Stack Exchange Some people closed it as ...
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I'm noticing a lack of questions related to systemic functional linguistics. Is this an accidental gap?

Just my own curiosity, mainly. I'm noticing a lack (an absolute lack) of questions related to systemic functional linguistics, and I'm wondering whether this is because there just hasn't been any ...
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Important Notice: Linguistics SE needs new leadership

Linguistics Stack Exchange is a small site, but plays host to a strong community of experts. That's why it’s strange that I can't find anyone to step up as a new pro-tem moderator. Two and a half ...
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Why was TKR's answer converted to a comment?

TKR's answer to the question here What is minimalist about the minimalist program? was reduced to a comment. Why was that done? Who did it? That answer had many positive upvotes. I see no legitimate ...
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Should we make questions about specific syntax trees off topic?

Am I the only one who sees a problem with "Help me with this syntax tree" questions? I think they don't work at all for the Stack Exchange Q&A format for several reasons: There's no intuitive ...
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Let's get critical: Mar 2014 Site Self-Evaluation

We all love Linguistics Stack Exchange, but there is a whole world of people out there who need answers to their questions and don't even know that this site exists. When they arrive from Google, what ...
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Linguistics needs some new leadership. Is it you?

For the past several weeks I've been on the lookout for a new pro-tem moderator for Linguistics. Unfortunately, I've had a bit of trouble finding an enthusiastic, dedicated individual to take part in ...
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We have a spammer who's copying sentences from pages to “write” fake answers

This answer copies or rehashes sentences from elsewhere: Ancient languages were complex but there is a trend towards simplicity rather complexity. However, numerous languages preserve various ...
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Would this question be on-topic?

I haven't studied anything related to linguistics since high-school, so I'm not sure if this question makes any sense and is on-topic. I would like to know if there are open problems related to ...
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Let's get critical: Dec 2013 Site Self-Evaluation

We all love Linguistics Stack Exchange, but there is a whole world of people out there who need answers to their questions and don't even know that this site exists. When they arrive from Google, what ...
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Why is TeX based mathematical notation not available on SE Linguistics?

While answering a question on computational complexity of parsing, I attempted to give a mathematical formula with TeX, but it did not work. The same formula did work on other SE sites such as ...
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Where is Linguistics Meta gone … long time passing

It may be one of those cases when I look for my glasses, actually sitting on my nose, but ... My pages on http://linguistics.stackexchange.com no longer seem to carry a link to http://meta....
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When should a question be protected?

It is of course the role of moderator to maintain some order on the site. Nevertheless, it is useful to all to understand what order means, and what it is for. Understanding to some extent the ...
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Let's get critical: Sep 2013 Site Self-Evaluation

We all love Linguistics Stack Exchange, but there is a whole world of people out there who need answers to their questions and don't even know that this site exists. When they arrive from Google, what ...
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Use of LaTeX commands

It appears that LaTeX commands cannot be used on SE Linguistics, but they can on other SE sites. Personally, I wanted to use this feature a number of times to insert a formula and here's another ...
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Should the tags *word-classes* and *parts-of-speech* be synonyms?

I don't know of any definition where they are not synonyms and many relevant questions use both.
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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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