laryngealist

adjective

la·​ryn·​geal·​ist lə-ˈrin-j(ē-)ə-list How to pronounce laryngealist (audio)
ˌler-ən-ˈjē-ə-,
ˌla-rən-
linguistics : assuming the presence of laryngeals in the prehistoric Indo-European language
a laryngealist hypothesis
laryngealist noun

Word History

First Known Use

1959, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of laryngealist was in 1959

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“Laryngealist.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/laryngealist. Accessed 12 Apr. 2024.

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