1. The application of statistics to vocabulary to determine the degree of relationship between two or more languages and the time of their splitting off from a common ancestor.
2. The determination of how long ago different languages evolved from a common source language.
The branch of lexicostatistics that studies the rate of the replacement of vocabulary and attempts to determine what percentage of basic vocabulary two presently distinct, but related languages share, using the information that is obtained to estimate how long ago they ceased being a single language.
Referring to, like, or pertaining to the origins of languages; or the study of the origins of languages.
Someone who studies the origins of languages.
The study of the origins of languages.
The oscilloscopic record of vocal cord activity made with electrolaryngography.
An instrument for recording the activity of the vocal cords during phonation and respiration.
It consists of a pair of electrodes, one for application to either side of the neck adjacent to the larynx, a generator, amplifier, and oscilloscope.
The recording, using an electrolaryngograph, of the activity of the vocal cords from potentials arising in the laryngeal muscles during phonation and respiration.
A reference to, or pertaining to, glottology (science of tongues or languages; comparative philology).
1. The study of linguistics or the systematic study of a particular language or of languages.
2. The science of the definitions and explanations of terms.
3. The study of the tongue and the conditions, or diseases, affecting it.
The creation of artificial languages.
, more gluttonish, most gluttonish
A descriptive term for being greedy or wanting an abnormally large amount of something: Victor spent his career in business as a gluttonish investor in all kinds of ways to make much more money than most people can imagine ever doing.
Relating to the hyoid bone and the epiglottis; denoting the elastic hyoepiglottic ligament (short elastic band that unites the epiglottis to the upper border of the hyoid bone) connecting the two structures.
hypoglottis (high" poh GLAH tis) (s) (noun)
, hypoglottises (pl)
Located beneath or under the tongue.
1. A developmental speech defect in which a child substitutes different sounds for the correct ones, so that speech is intelligible only to parents or others closely involved with the child.
2. The invention and use of language by a child or closely involved siblings such as twins that is unintelligible to anyone else.
Situated below the glottis; applied to that part of the cavity of the larynx below the true vocal cords; subglottic.