comparative method

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comparative method

n.
Comparison of the linguistic features of two or more languages with the goal of establishing their descent from a common ancestor or reconstructing the features of the ancestral language.
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No cognates seem to be found in other branches, but the fully regular sound correspondence and the identical meanings of the compared forms leave little room for doubt regarding the validity of the etymology.
In the following paragraphs, I will demonstrate some rhyme correspondences that are more evidential than simple regular sound correspondences of single phonemes.
He discusses some of the regular sound correspondences among European languages that Indo-Europeanists were starting to notice.