Calculate the linguistic distance between related language varieties
The Wordcorr Idea. Wordcorr is a tool for comparing speech varieties. It can handle a large number of matching word lists -- how many depends on your operating system, screen size, and font choices. It makes the full International Phonetic Alphabet available to you, as well as other notations.
Once the raw data are organized, Wordcorr
SUMMARY: Automates the process of tabulating and managing the sound correspondences used in working out the historical development of natural languages
DETAILS: WordCorr (Word Correlation) builds on WordSurv's data management model for inputting word lists and assigning grouping tags to them. It goes beyond WordSurv in that it forms and organizes all the correspondence sets implied by the linguist's judgments of comparability. From these, linguists can construct a detailed picture of the detailed processes by which diversification within a language family took place, backed up by massive evidence.
A linguistics computer program designed to aid in the collection and analysis of word lists, assisting in the entry and maintenance of word lists and cognate decisions, the computation of lexicostatistic and phonostatistic measures of similarity, and the output of data and results in various formats.