F***ing Insertion is Systematic, And This Is How It Works.

It fascinates me how much we know about our languages and that we don’t know we know. Nobody taught us anything as babies and yet we could navigate, quite easily and effortlessly, our way inside the linguistic maze we were thrown into. The amount of rules you should know to speak a certain language is breathtaking. Linguists have not yet put a count on these rules; not one single natural language has been completely formalized at all levels of description in any way. And we’re always amazed to find some of these rules and how native speakers abide by them without them knowing it.

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