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Dolgopolsky's List

From:Eldin Raigmore <eldin_raigmore@...>
Date:Monday, August 14, 2006, 16:45
>From page 119 of Merritt Ruhlen's "The Origin of Language";
"In Dolgopolsky's attempt to discover the meanings which are most stable over time in human language, the number 'two' ranked second in stability. His complte list, in order of stability, was: I/me two you (singular) who/what tongue name eye heart tooth no/not fingernail/toenail louse/nit tear(drop) water dead hand night blood horn (of an animal) full sun ear salt Anyone whose conlang is diachronically related to another language (whether a natlang or another conlang)? How do these words in your conlang compare to the corresponding words in its diachronic relative? ----- eldin