This list was used to arrive at an initial subgrouping of the Sino-Tibetan languages. As a result, Chinese was identified as the first outgroup. The list is without doubt based on Swadeshs list of 100 items, yet the concept labels differ to some extent. Benedict mentions another source (Burlin 1971) upon which the list is based, but this source could so far not been inspected.
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