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  1. #1 How about a language subforum? 
    Forum Ph.D. Leszek Luchowski's Avatar
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    Hello;

    Just an idea: why don't we have a subforum here to discuss language? I would love one. And grammar, for instance, is more of an exact science than politics or history.

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    Good idea is good.


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    I would support that idea. I know this is primarily a science forum, but much of science is communicated via language, rather than maths. So there is justiifcation if some of the threads relate to the clarity and effectiveness of language used in communicating scientific ideas.
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    Occasionally I've opened a thread to learn best usage of a term e.g. "interglacial". And I can see cladistics fitting in a Language subforum. Linguistics obviously. On the other hand most language questions and discussions I've seen also fit existing subforums: "what is an atheist?"
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    I'd like one as well. I'd like a place to go to ask specific questions about the English language, as well as others. Maybe we can have a few threads with a phonetic treatment of other languages. I could teach you all to speak Afrikaans. :wink:
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    I think I could enjoy a discussion about language, but it's not important to me if there i a sub-forum for it. I tend to browse the forum by clicking on "posts since last visit," and open any topic that looks interesting. So, I'd suggest posting under general discussion or wherever. If the language threads become popular, then maybe a better case could be made for a separate sub-forum.
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    So, I'd suggest posting under general discussion or wherever. If the language threads become popular, then maybe a better case could be made for a separate sub-forum.
    Good idea.
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