3 Answered Questions for the topic cross linguistic
Languages with alphabets sharing the same basic shapes as Arabic?
I would like to know, besides Arabic itself, how many other separate languages (not including dialects) have alphabets sharing same basic shapes as Arabic? I would like to have a complete list of... more
Is it possible to move from non-concatenative to concatenative morphology?
I've been wondering whether it is possible for a language to move from non-concatenative (root-and-pattern, Arabic-style) morphology to concatenative type known from the Indo-European languages? If... more
Reversal of kinship terms when speaking to a child?
When Turkish people speak to children, they often address them with the kinship term that the child is supposed to use for the speaker. For example a mother may call her child "anneciğim" ("my dear... more