Concept list Kassian 2010 116

This is an attempt by the authors to further specify the meanings of concept lists for the purpose of language comparison. They take the list of Starostin 1991 as a basis, which is itself a merger of the concept list proposed by Sergej Yakhontov and the 100-item list proposed by Swadesh (1955). This lists contains a total of 116 items, since the authors subdivided certain parts of the 110-item list in order to get a more precise definition of the concepts. Thus, the authors clearly distinguish between different kinds of "thin", depending on the shape of the object (be it flat or long).

Id Russian English English gloss Concept set