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glottochronology

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noun glot·to·chro·nol·o·gy \ˌglä-tō-krə-ˈnä-lə-jē\

Definition of glottochronology

  1. :  a linguistic method that uses the rate of vocabulary replacement to estimate the date of divergence for distinct but genetically related languages

glottochronological play \-ˌkrä-nə-ˈlä-ji-kəl, -ˌkrō-\ adjective


1953

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1953


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