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Questions tagged [grammar]

For questions about the use of grammar in a constructed language system. Questions about grammar in the real world or to describe a fictional creation are off-topic, and should be posed at the English Language and Usage Stack Exchange.

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How can people adjust spoken language to adapt for the discovery that they live on a non-orientable surface?

Follow up to How can orientation-discriminating people keep their views when it turns out they live on a non-orientable surface? To quickly summarize the world, their are rightie and leftie people ...
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How (if at all) would being able to speak and listen simultaneously alter the structure and development of language?

Spoken communication requires human beings to be able to do two separate things: The first is to understand what is being said to them (including isolating the sound of the other person's voice from ...
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What is the term for Lovecraft's 'Justification' [closed]

Here is what I mean by 'justification.' In many of Lovecraft's stories, such as 'Call of Cthulhu,' mortals encounter terrifyingly unfamiliar beings that induce insanity. But despite the obvious ...
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How alien can a language be - grammar?

While we have notable variation in grammar certain patterns can be found in almost all human languages. For example verbs, nouns and adjectives can be found in some form. They are strung together into ...