This chapter presents some concluding thoughts from the author. It begins with a review of discussions in the preceding chapters. It shows that by comparing systematically obtained phonetic predictions with attested parallel changes, the book offers a reliable and constrained method for evaluating the phonetic plausibility of reconstructed sound changes, which could be applied to other reconstructed sound changes.
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