Basic Vocabulary

Some articles on vocabulary, basic vocabulary:

Indo-Uralic Languages - Arguments For Relationship Between Indo-European and Uralic - Lexical
... This shows that the whole word was borrowed as a unit and is not part of the original Uralic vocabulary ... and 'pig' have something in common they represent "cultural vocabulary" as opposed to "basic vocabulary" ... In contrast, basic vocabulary – words such as 'me', 'hand', 'water', and 'be' – is much less readily borrowed between languages ...
Kalaw Lagaw Ya - A 'Pre-Historical' Overview of The Language
... An examination of the various sub-systems (vocabulary, syntax, morphology) of Kalaw Lagaw Ya gives the following evidence of development Papuan (Trans-Fly) A ... Australian (Paman) Some basic vocabulary, all personal pronouns (inc ... Austronesian Some basic vocabulary, terminology dealing with agriculture, canoes, the weather, the sky and the sea, some abstract nouns, some verbs ...

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