Erin Marek 12/4/07 LIN 306 Homework 10 Words that should be on the Swadesh list: Blue: because it’s the color of the sky • Oldest date is from 1500 saying something is blue. Empty: full is on the list and this word is the opposite • Oldest date is 971 to say that Mary was full, not empty Nothing: this word describes the lack of something which is used frequently • Oldest date is 1225 saying there is nothing. Top: should be needed to describe the place of something • Oldest date is 1000 saying that something is at the top. Bottom: also should be needed to describe the place of something • Oldest date is 1000 saying someone was on the bottom. Deer: used in 893 Krunk: 1995 for adjective and 2000 for noun. Dog: used in 1050
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