lgRel_I - Accounting for similarities that cannot be...

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Language Relationship I
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…stronger  affinity,  both  in  the  roots  of verbs and in the forms of grammar…  
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... There is a similar reason, though not quite so forcible, for supposing that . .. the  Gothick  . ..,  though  blended  with  a very different idiom, had the same origin with the Sanscrit…
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How do we proceed? Comparative Method
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Unformatted text preview: Accounting for similarities that cannot be attributed to chance by the assumption that they must reflect descent from a common ancestor. Compile cognate sets Problem #1: Chance similarities a) b) Problem #2: Onomatopoeia Problem #3: Nursery words Problem #4: Borrowing a) b) Other examples: Solutions Solutions Other examples:...
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