As the compiler of this concept list notes, the reason why there are 218 concepts for what the compiler himself calls a 200-word list, is that the list is a "conflation of Swadesh 1955 (where the words are listed both by semantic groups and alphabetically) and Gudschinsky 1956." In the list, those items which are missing in Gudschinsky are marked with an asterisk. As the original source suggests, the list is intended to serve as a starting point for field work. The compiler of the list seems to be indifferent regarding the validity of lexicostatistics, but deems the word lists quite useful for comparison with other resources. In the study, the author also presents a 100-item list which is given in a more detailed form along with additional translations into French, Spanish, and German.
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