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Definition of the noun Macrofamily
What does Macrofamily mean as a name of something?
- [linguistics] A grouping of two or more language families that share some relationship
Macrofamily: In historical linguistics, a macro-family, also called a superfamily or phylum, is defined as a proposed genetic relationship grouping together language families in a larger scale classification. However, Campbell regards this term as superfluous, preferring language family for those classifications for which there are consensus and distant genetic relationship for those that are not, or not yet, generally accepted, whether due to lack of documentation or scholarship of the constituent languages, or to an estimated time depth thought by many linguists to be too great for reconstruction.
- also known as 總語系
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by Raymond Hickey
Macrofamily refers to hypothetical or debated older groupings posited by comparing proven families; as will become clear below, ...
Encyclopedia of Linguistics (2013)
by Philipp Strazny
Nostratic as a linguistic macrofamily. Nostratic: examining a linguistic macrofamily, ed.by Colin Renfrew and Daniel Nettle.
by Robert Lawrence Trask
The Nostratic Macrofamily: A Study in Distant Linguistic Relationship. Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter. Bonfante, Giulio and Larissa Bonfante. 1983. The Etruscan Language: An Introduction. Manchester: Manchester University Press. Breivik, Leiv ...
by Christopher Moseley
Anotheralleged macrofamily, typicallyincluded in overall classifications, often even without a question mark, is,of course, 'Altaic', consisting of Turkic, Mongolic and Tungusic, and extendingto Korean and Japanese inmore extremeversions.
by Joseph Harold Greenberg
The Nostratic Macrofamily and Linguistic Palaeontology. Cambridge, Eng.: The McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research. Ehret, Christopher. 1995. Reconstructing Proto- A froasiatic (Proto- Afrasian): Vowels, Tone, Consonants and ...
The Nostratic macrofamily and linguistic paleontology. Cambridge: McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research. Greenberg J H ( 1987).
The Nostratic macrofamily and linguistic paleontology. Cambridge, UK: McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research.
A Classic Reference Guide to the Sacred Language of the Religions of the World by G. A. Gaskell
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The value of this 11-letter word is 23 points, but it's not an accepted word in the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.
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