@N3buchadnezzar Nice, but other languages have even bigger alphabets.
The Khmer alphabet is the largest alphabet in the world (Guinness Book of World Records, 1995). It consists of 33 consonants, 23 vowels and 12 independent vowels. The 23 main consonants are separated into 2 groups: the first series (small sound) and second series (big sound).
@RegDwighт It sort of looks like he's reading older questions, which bring up slightly different, though highly related questions based on what he read. I don't necessarily see those two as exact duplicates, trying to look for a difference. Just because both questions are about in/on the bus doesn't mean the essence of the questions are the same, I guess. That one is particularly confusing though, since the first bus question was already declared a dupe.
The question "Not worth the paper it's printed on" - wrong meaning? got me thinking about what part of speech, or lexical class, the word 'worth' takes?
A comment in "Is it worth it?" vs. "Does it worth it?" advises to treat 'worth' as an adjective, but I'm not ...
Spanish has le/les for dative, lo/los and la/las for accusative. The problem in Spanish is that some speakers use the dative object le where the accusative object lo should go, but only for male people, not for things. This is actually considered not incorrect.
Old Castile () is a historic region of Spain, which included territory that later corresponded to the provinces of Santander (now Cantabria), Burgos, Logroño (now La Rioja), Soria, Segovia, Ávila, Valladolid, Palencia.
Its origins are in the historic Castile that was formed in the 9th century in the zone now comprised by Cantabria, Álava, and Burgos.
In the 18th century, Charles III of Spain assigned to the so-called kingdom of Castilla la Vieja the provinces of Burgos, Soria, Segovia, Ávila, Valladolid, and Palencia.
The royal decree of 30 November 1833, the reform of Javier de Burgos ...
@ChairOTP And you don’t mean a different meaning in distinguishing a person from a thing, right?
James is giving a tour of his farm to some of his friends. Which sentence is correct:
James introduces some of the animals on the farm: "This is Elmer, the pig... That's Mini, the mouse, and that duck is called Daffy... "
James tells his friends about the life of those living on the farm...
> El dialéctico románico castellano, uno de los precursores de la lengua española, se originó en el condado medieval de Castilla (sur de Cantabria y norte de Burgos), con influencia vasca y visigótica.
> La pronunciación de la "v" como fonema bilabial oclusivo o fricativo, idéntico al de "b", es compartida también con el gallego, occitano, sardo y varios dialectos del catalán, entre otros. Una posible causa de esta peculiaridad es la influencia del sustrato lingüístico vascoide, lo que explicaría su extensión en estas lenguas citadas a partir de un foco vasco-pirenaico.
If you type [so] in chat, it auto-expands to "Stack Overflow". This is a problem in http://chat.stackexchange.com/rooms/95/english-language-usage, since you might type "so" in brackets to indicate an editorial change in a quote.
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How to quickly prepare fresh snails?
I've heard snails must be soaked in salted water for a few hours in order to remove the mucus but a friend of mine suggested that the ones in shells can be simply thrown into the hot ash and after a dozen of minutes they can be taken off the shell and eaten. ...
Cuélebre (Asturian) or Culebre (Cantabrian), is a giant winged serpent-dragon of the Asturian and Cantabrian mythology, that lives in a cave, guards treasures and keeps xanas as prisoners. Although they are immortal, they grow old as the time goes by and their scales become thick and impenetrable, and flag wings grow in their bodies. They don't usually move, and when they do it, it is in order to eat cattle and people. One can kill the cuélebre giving him as meal a red-hot stone or a bread full of pins. Its spit it is said to turn into a magic stone which heals many diseases.