adjective see glottochronology

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  • glottochronological — adjective pertaining to the study of the evolution of languages from a common source (Freq. 3) glottochronological studies • Pertains to noun: ↑glottochronology • Derivationally related forms: ↑glottochronology * * * |gläd.(ˌ)ō, ä(ˌ)tō+ adjective …   Useful english dictionary

  • glottochronological — adjective Of or pertaining to glottochronology …   Wiktionary

  • glottochronological — glot·to·chronological …   English syllables

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  • Glottochronology — refers to methods in historical linguistics used to estimate the time at which languages diverged, based on the assumption that the basic (core) vocabulary of a language changes at a constant average rate. This assumption, originally put forward… …   Wikipedia

  • glottochronology — noun Date: 1953 a linguistic method that uses the rate of vocabulary replacement to estimate the date of divergence for distinct but genetically related languages • glottochronological adjective …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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