Concept list Wang 2004 100a

This is stable sublist of a basic list of 200 items. The basic 200-item list is supposed to be identical with the 200-item list by Swadesh (1952), but it is more likely that it is taken from the list by Chen (1996), since the compilers explicitly refer to Chen's work and also translate «dull» as «stupid» in the Chinese list. For the application of the stable list to the Chinese dialects, the compilors further reduce the stable list to a list of 95 items, based on a morphological criterion by which no compound words should occur in the data.

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