Top 10 similar words or synonyms for proto_uto_aztecan

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proto_austronesian    0.726498

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proto_mayan    0.700863

aslian    0.691435

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proto_polynesian    0.686390

wagiman    0.682993

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Top 30 analogous words or synonyms for proto_uto_aztecan

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Jane H. Hill "Proto-Uto-Aztecan: A community of cultivators in Central Mexico?." "American Anthropologist" 103.4 (2001): 913-934.
Uto-Aztecan languages A recent proposal by David L. Shaul presents evidence suggesting contact between proto-Uto-Aztecan and languages of central California such as Esselen and the Yokutsan languages. This leads Shaul to suggest that proto-Uto-Aztecan was spoken in California's Central Valley area, and formed part of an ancient Californian linguistic area.
Proto-Nahuan language Proto-Nahuan is the hypothetical daughter language of the Proto-Uto-Aztecan language which is the common ancestor from which the modern Nahuan languages have developed.
Uto-Aztecan languages A contrary proposal, that suggests the homeland of Proto-Uto-Aztecan to have been much further to the south, was published in 2001 by Jane H. Hill, based on her reconstruction of maize-related vocabulary in Proto-Uto-Aztecan. By her theory, the assumed speakers of Proto-Uto-Aztecan were maize cultivators in Mesoamerica, who gradually moved north, bringing maize cultivation with them, during the period of roughly 4,500 to 3,000 years ago. The geographic diffusion of speakers corresponded to the breakup of linguistic unity. This hypothesis has been criticized on several grounds, and it is not generally accepted by Uto-Aztecanists. A survey of agriculture-related vocabulary by Merrill (2012) found that the agricultural vocabulary can only be reconstructed for Southern Uto-Aztecan. This supports a conclusion that the Proto-Uto-Aztecan speech community did not practice agriculture, but only adopted it after entering Mesoamerica from the North.
Whorf's law In 1996, Alexis Manaster Ramer showed that the sound change had in fact also happened before the Proto-Uto-Aztecan high central vowel *//, not just before */a/. Today, the best known Nahuan language is Nahuatl.
Uto-Aztecan languages Proto-Uto-Aztecan is reconstructed as having an unusual vowel inventory: . Langacker (1970) demonstrated that the fifth vowel should be reconstructed as as opposed to —there had been a long-running dispute over the proper reconstruction.
Uto-Aztecan languages The Proto-Uto-Aztecan language is the hypothetical common ancestor of the Uto-Aztecan languages. Authorities on the history of the language group have usually placed the Proto-Uto-Aztecan homeland in the border region between the United States and Mexico, namely the upland regions of Arizona and New Mexico and the adjacent areas of the Mexican states of Sonora and Chihuahua, roughly corresponding to the Sonoran Desert and the western part of the Chihuahuan Desert. The proto-language would have been spoken by Mesolithic foragers in Aridoamerica, about 5,000 years ago.
Uto-Aztecan languages Some classifications have posited a genetic relation between Corachol and Nahuan (e.g. ). Kaufman recognizes similarities between Corachol and Aztecan, but explains them by diffusion instead of genetic evolution. Most scholars view the breakup of Proto-Uto-Aztecan as a case of the gradual disintegration of a dialect continuum.
Close central unrounded vowel However, it is very common as a separate phoneme in the indigenous languages of the Americas and is often in phonemic contrast with other close vowels such as and both in modern living languages as well as reconstructed proto-languages (such as Proto-Uto-Aztecan). identify the presence of this vowel phoneme as an areal feature of a Mesoamerican Sprachbund (although that is not a defining feature of the entire area).
Uto-Aztecan languages Based on clues to the ecological niche inhabited by the proto-Uto-Aztecans offered reconstructions of the plant related vocabulary, Fowler placed the center of the proto-Uto-Aztecan dialect continuum in Central Arizona with Northern dialects extending into Nevada and the Mojave desert, and Southern dialects extending south through the Tepiman corridor into Mexico. The homeland of the Numic languages has been placed in Southern California near Death Valley, and the homeland of the proposed Southern Uto-Aztecan group has been placed on the coast of Sonora.