Questions tagged [language-comparison]

For questions that compare one language with one or more other languages.

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How many people in the world can I speak with if I know three languages?

In order to gather some data that can hopefully give an estimate for the correlation between L1 and L2 languages, please take a moment to take this short 2-question survey. The title might be a bit ...
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How and where can I begin learning grammar and syntax in their most abstract form?

I am interested in learning grammar and syntax. I use those words because that's what I learned in middle school, perhaps what I'm really trying to learn is more aptly described by the term '...
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Do Arabic and Hebrew use the same gender for corresponding nouns?

Arabic and Hebrew are Central Semitic languages with many similarities in vocabulary and structure. But how similar are the gender of their nouns? I know they both have masculine and feminine nouns, ...
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How can I efficiently find lists of chance correspondences?

Where can I find such compilations or lists systematically? This Japanese-English example is from John McWhorter PhD Linguistics (Stanford)'s The Power of Babel (2003), pp. 226-227. I'm aware of r/...
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What is the optimal order in which to learn languages?

The general principle of this question is "If you could only speak n languages, which languages would those be to maximize the number of people that you could speak to?" For example, if n = ...
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Is Italian best suitable for study as a foreign language for school students?

From this year, school students in Iran could choose Italian as their foreign language. In the past, they only could choose English, French or German, but from this year they also can choose Spanish, ...
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What would be the best second foreign language to learn for Computer Science and IT?

Which foreign languages would be the most beneficial to learn for future businesses and work in the programming field and why? My native language is English. Some of the options are; Spanish Japanese ...
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Is learning Sanskrit more difficult than learning Hebrew or Latin?

Sanskrit is pluricentric to all the Indian languages. Is teaching and learning Sanskrit more difficult than teaching and learning other reconstructed and revived languages like Hebrew and Latin?