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Meaning of GLOTTOCHRONOLOGY

Pronunciation:  `glâtowkru'nâlujee

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  the determination of how long ago different languages evolved from a common source language; "he mapped the glottochronology of the Romance languages"
 

GLOTTOCHRONOLOGY is a 16 letter word that starts with G.

 

 See Also: chronology

 

 

Glossary
 
 Definition: a controversial method of assessing the temporal divergence of two languages based on changes of vocabulary (lexicostatistics), and expressed as an arithmetic formula.
 

 

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