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Linguistics

  • Historical Evolution of Phonology - Language changes can be been looked at as 'sound changes', but this is just looking at the phonetic changes a language goes through. There are problems with looking at historical change like this, as can be seen by theories of phonology, theories of how humans learn language, and thus how language is relearned by every person, and even by evidence from looking comparitively at certain languages and making an attempt to relate them historically.
  • The semantics of the phrases "not to mention" and "not so much (as)" and.. other things that I'll remember later and put here; thus the purpose of this being here.
  • The whole issue of translation of words with their uses. Words to focus on: Russian быть