Concept list Beaufils 2015 18

This list is proposed as part of the project which aims to automatically compare languages all over the world by means of 18 words which are converted to sound classes and compared for similarity by using pre-established scores for sound-correspondence probability (using the findings by Brown et al. 2011). According to the compiler, the selection of the words was based on a comparison of proposed concept lists (e.g. by Jakhontov, Dolgopolsky, and Holman) along with a test of the performance of the words in producing senseful language trees based on the algorithm proposed by the project.

Id English English gloss Concept set