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Intro to Historical Linguistics: Reconstruction of Lost Proto-Languages (lesson 4 of 4)

In lessons 1-3, you learned how to identify cognates in languages, and how to use those cognates to compare languages to their family members. Now I show you how to reach back into the past in order to uncover and reconstruct an unattested parent language. The "Intro to Historical Linguistics" series is a remastered version of four older videos from nativlang.com. Visit the website for more information, including examples and exercises: http://www.nativlang.com/linguistics/historical-linguistics-lessons.php Here's my course on the International Phonetic Alphabet: http://www.nativlang.com/linguistics/ipa-pronunciation-lessons.php This page lists regular sound changes with examples of each type of sound change: http://www.nativlang.com/linguistics/historical-sound-changes.php music by Kevin MacLeod
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