Concept list Wittmann 1973 200

This list, based on Swadesh 1952 200, was used for lexicostatistical analysis of the relatedness between Caribbean Creoles (represented by Haitian in the list) and Mascarene Creoles (represented by Mauritian). The chosen words of both Creole languages were compared among each other and with French with regards to their homosemantic similarity, yielding a greater relatedness of each Creole to French than to each other. Our mappings generally follow the English concepts in Swadesh; however, the French translations may diverge from them in some cases.

Id French Concept set