comparative method

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comparative method

the analytic method to which the test method is compared in the comparison-of-methods experiment. This term implies nothing about the quality of the comparative method.
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In the following paragraphs, I will demonstrate some rhyme correspondences that are more evidential than simple regular sound correspondences of single phonemes.
If regular sound correspondences among the correlated lects are, in addition, established on the basis of a sufficient number of etyma, the etymologies are extremely reliable.
It appears that once the programs moved from basic letter sound correspondence, included at the kindergarten level, to letter combinations in first grade, the production, manipulation and identification of graphemes declined.
After an introduction the author offers what he calls "Basic Investigations" (in fact, a kind of preliminary study of Indo-European, Uralic, and Hamito-Semitic), then proceeds to Dravidian comparisons with the above-mentioned groups of languages, discusses sound correspondences and ends with a resume.
Hakkinen 2007; Reshetnikov, Zhivlov 2011; Aikio 2012), the differences of opinion do not encompass basic sound correspondences and the major outlines of Proto-Uralic phonological structure.