Fun Fact: Ask-a-Linguist Edition

Hey everyone!
Ken here with another fun fact for you. Last week, I talked about the usage numbers for the website. This week, I’m going to talk a little bit about one of the services we offer on our website: Ask-a-Linguist.

This site is a QA board for non-linguists to ask questions from linguists like you. However, I find that many of the questions asked appear to be from linguists who are interested in something that’s not their area of research or linguistics students.

We’ve had 33 questions posted so far this year that touch on a variety of different disciplines and the majority of these questions have answers. Some even have multiple responses and comments.

I invite all of you to check it out. There’s some great questions like <a href=https://askaling.linguistlist.org/question/1844/what-are-the-defining-qualities-of-a-language/>this question about what language is</a> and <a href=https://askaling.linguistlist.org/question/1797/the-origin-of-affixes/>this question about how affixes emerge in languages</a> .

What do you think about these questions? If you think they’re interesting or if you have questions of your own, please create an account <a href=https://askaling.linguistlist.org/account/signup/?login_provider=local>here</a> .

All posts are moderated (by me) so only questions that are related to Linguistics or language are allowed and all spam is filtered out.

If you appreciate services like Ask-a-Linguist, please donate to the <a href=https://funddrive.linguistlist.org>LINGUIST List funddrive</a>.

We are half of the way to our goal and time is running out. Please donate.

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