cognate vocab as a measure of relatedness

Doug Cooper doug at
Wed Jun 12 16:59:41 UTC 2002

At 13:14 12/6/02 +1000, Andy Pawley wrote:
>As I recall, figures for most of the Indo-European families are given in a
>book on the lexicostatistics of IE languages by Isidore Dyen and Paul Black.

Their raw data, plus some discussion, can be found at:

  I just built a tool, Cog-o-Matic, that grinds their numbers into readable
form (ordered by language or cognate percentages).  It's at:


  Doug Cooper
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