> -----Original Message----- > From: Constructed Languages List [mailto:[log in to unmask]]On > Behalf Of Charles > Sent: Wednesday, November 3, 1999 12:42 PM > To: Multiple recipients of list CONLANG > Subject: Re: IE wordlist? > Paul Bennett wrote: > > > > I've found this: > > http://www.ntu.edu.au/education/langs/ielex/HEADPAGE.html > > which may or may not be news and/or of interest to some or less of the > > listmembers. [...] > It is the Swadesh list of 100-200 words, in many languages. > I have often looked for a complete list of PIE roots on the net, > but never found one. There are fine lists for Indic languages, > or Latin or Greek, but ... There are PIE roots scattered > through various paper-bound dictionaries, my favorite is > "The Concise Oxford Dictionary of English Etymology). > For conlang purposes we need more naked ascii wordlists. Alas, 'tis true. As for dictionaries, I bought my _American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language_ (oops, rather I asked my mom to buy it for my birthday :) ) simply for its list of PIE roots. It's got a lot, it only lists roots and their reflexes where they pertain somehow to words which have entered English, which I would imagine omits a lot of words. Oh well.