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Mumbai :: India | 6 months ago

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What is the difference between make a pitch for someone' and make a play for someone'? (Madhusudhan, Salem) When you make a pitch for someone', you speak in support of the individual. During elections, for example, the president of a political party

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Pié :: Burkina Faso | 7 months ago

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The audio sounds like a guttural mix of German, Arabic and Sanskrit...He said that the language that he created may have been spoken between 4,500 and 2,500 B.C is largely based on knowledge of the texts of ancient Indo-European languages, like Latin,

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San Francisco :: CA :: USA | 7 months ago

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Linguists have recently reconstructed what a 6,000 year-old-language called Proto-Indo-European might have sounded like. This language was the forerunner of many European and Asian languages, and now you can listen to what it may have sounded like...

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New Delhi :: India | 7 months ago

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What is the meaning and origin of go against the grain'? (Manoj Das, Cuttack) This expression was in existence long before Shakespeare started writing his plays. According to scholars, however, it was the dramatist who popularised the use of the

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Vellore :: India | 9 months ago

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What is the difference between no doubt' and without doubt'? (J. Leena, Mysore) Both no doubt' and without (a) doubt' are expressions used in sentences to emphasise a speaker's opinion about something or someone. The sentence No doubt/Without (a)

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Chennai :: India | 10 months ago

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What is the meaning and origin of son of a gun'? (Mythreye Ramdas, Secunderabad) The expression was originally used to refer to an illegitimate child. Over the years, son of a gun' has been used to express very different emotions. In American English,

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Yeovil :: United Kingdom | 10 months ago

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27 June 2013 0 View comments I would make a terrible WAG. It is not just the lack of hair extensions and my milky-white complexion. I would not recognise a footballer if he launched a two-footed tackle in my direction. "How can you not have known you

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Stockholm :: Sweden | 1 year ago

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Bradley Cooper To Star In Movie Called Kokowaah , Just To Keep Things Unpronounceable , a remake of a 2011 German film of the same name...It's a comedy, with the plot centering on a carefree writer with no responsibilities who likes to skip through

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Toronto :: Canada | 1 year ago

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They evolve in mostly predictable ways, splitting into new species or dying out over time. Now, a group of linguists and computer scientists in the US and Canada have created a piece of software that can analyze enormous groups of languages to

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Thiruvananthapuram :: India | 1 year ago

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These earliest-known languages include Proto-Indo-European, Proto-Afroasiatic and, in this case, Proto-Austronesian, that gave rise to languages spoken in Southeast Asia, parts of continental Asia, Australasia and the Pacific...According to the

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