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From glottogony +‎ -ic.

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glottogonic (not comparable)

  1. Related to the origin or primordial development of language; related to glottogony.
    • 1993, Joachim Jacobs, editor, Syntax: an international handbook of contemporary research[1], page 1141:
      Indirectly, this echoes the Neogrammarians, who, upon rejection of the glottogonic separation of stages of language held by their predecessors (cf. 4.10., 5.) affirmed that in the IE languages, "die Schöpfung neuen Stoffes niemals ganz aufgehört hat" ["the development of new grammatical material had never stopped"](Paul 1920 [1898], 175).
    • 2001, Sylvain Auroux, editor, History of the Language Sciences[2], page 1237:
      Johannes Schmidt was later to argue that it was a natural step for the generation of scholars following Schleicher to discard the glottogonic reconstructions.
    • 2007, Prof. Lyle Campbell, Glossary of Historical Linguistics[3], page 72:
      The glottogonic view was perhaps the principal difference between the Neogrammarians and their predecessors.