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On the Application of Glottochronology to Kartvelian languages



Year of publication 2007
Type Article in Periodical
Magazine / Source Mother Tongue
MU Faculty or unit

Faculty of Arts

Field Linguistics
Keywords Glottochronology; genetic classification; borrowing vs. inherited; Kartvelian
Description In the present paper the previous studies devoted to the lexicostatistic or glottochronological classifications of the Kartvelian languages are discussed in the first part. In the second part the wordlist of all Kartvelian languages, including Old georgian, are collected, and analyzed from the etymological point of view. Finally the recalibrated glottochronology is applied to them.
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