comparativemethod
comparative method n.
1. Comparison of languages with the goal of establishing their descent from a common ancestor.
2. Comparison of phonemes, morphemes, words, or syntactic constructions in genetically related languages with the goal of reconstructing the sound system, grammar, or lexicon of the protolanguage.

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Universalium. 2010.

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