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Area settled by the Alamanni, and sites of Roman-Alamannic battles, 3rd to 6th centuryAlemannic belt mountings, from a 7th century grave in the grave field atWeingarten. The Alamanni, Allemanni, or Alemanni were originally an alliance of Germanic tribes located around the upper Rhine river (Germany). One of the earliest references to them is the cognomen Alamannicus assumed by Roman Emperor C...

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[Image Description: A man standing on camera with a quote to the side. The quote says, “I have so much Cage on my PC that I’m pretty sure my GPU is now one of his Horcruxes.” attributed to derpfakes, Reddit.] Source: [x] This week in “Linguists are not kidding when they say that your grasp of English grammar allows you to understand sentences never before spoken.”

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I started fact-checking a book about emoji and the book was so hilaribad it turned into a thread-review. Here are some highlights: full thread-review here. I’m not linking to the book, because no one should buy it.

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CAN YOU BELIEVE THE ORIGINAL NAME FOR GIRAFFES WAS LITERALLY CAMEL-LEOPARD

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A Year in Language, Day 135: Concept: Case Alignment Case alignment is a method by which linguists categorize languages, specifically in how they mark subjects and objects, grammatical elements collectively called “core arguments”. You may think you have a good grasp on whats a subject and whats an object. I’m here to tell you you probably don’t. Most people think of subjects as thi...

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A recent game of Jeopardy had a linguistics-themed section in Double Jeopardy. See if you can answer the questions above: the answers can be found here at J! Archive.

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