--- On Thu, 9/6/12, Roger Mills <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> I think I have more than once touted
> by wordlist designed for research in Indonesia-- http://cinduworld.tripod.com/wordlist.txt
> -- 1100+ words, but it can be adapted to fit any
I know a lot of those words from Waray-Waray (PI). Interesting how
obviously cognate are certain words, like dua/duha, uban/oban, mata/mata,
telinga/talinga -- but others are completely different: tangan/camot,
kaki/ti'il, burit/bobot, jantung/puso, tooth/nipon; satu/usa. Pronouns
are very similar as well. I'm sure there must be a far deeper level of
cognate relationship than I'm aware of, you know, some words I think
aren't related might actually be related.
Thanks for reposting the list!
> --- On Thu, 9/6/12, Jim Henry <[log in to unmask]>
> From: Jim Henry <[log in to unmask]>
> Subject: Re: Basic Word Lists
> To: [log in to unmask]
> Date: Thursday, September 6, 2012, 11:05 AM
> On Thu, Sep 6, 2012 at 1:38 AM, Alex Fink <[log in to unmask]>
> > Not to be unduly harsh, but I think most of these are
> not as good than the previous suggestions on this thread
> (Annis' thesaurus and SIL's DDP list, both of which are
> awesome), or at least not as good for the purpose.
> I haven't studied the latest version, but I remember that
> back in the
> day Rick Harrison's Universal Language Dictionary was pretty
> and non-relexy.
> Jim Henry