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Re: List of basic roots

From:Jeffrey Henning <jeffrey@...>
Date:Monday, June 12, 2000, 19:54
"Daniel Seriff" <microtonal@...> comunu:

> I seem to remember someone posting an URL or two for a list of the 800 > basic words that most languages have. I'd like to find something like > this so I can begin messing with lanugage change (!), and I don't want > to start before I've got all the really basic concepts covered in my > lexicon. Can someone post some URLs of such lists, please?
I have a list of word lists at: Swadesh is the glottochronological list, but it only has 100 or so words. You might want to check out the Dublex list, which is an attempt to identify the 400 most productive roots for compounding. Best regards, Jeffrey