Concept list SIL 1980 281

This list of 281 items represents an early list of concepts considered to be useful for research on South-East Asian languages. The list itself was apparently created by building on earlier lists by Swadesh (1950 and 1955), and later extended by adding more items, but it is essentially based on the lists of Samarin (1967), especially the longer list of 218 items. The list indicates items which belong to Swadesh's original 100 item list by adding an asterisk to the number, and items belonging to Swadesh's larger list of 215 items by adding the symbol "=" to the number. In our representation, these symbols are preserved, but were placed in an additional column labelled SWADESH.

Id English English gloss Concept set