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Swadesh
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Swadesh 200

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Name Note
all (of a number)
and
animal
ash(es)
at
back (of body)
bad
bark (of tree)
because
belly (abdomen, stomach)
big
bird
black (colour)
blood (n)
bone
breast
child
cloud (not fog)
cold (of weather)
day
dirty
dog
dry (adj)
dull
dust
ear
earth (soil, ground)
egg
eye
far
fat (organic substance)
father
feather (not down)
few
fingernail
fire
fish (n)
five
flower
fog (mist)
foot (not leg)
four
fruit
full
good
grass
green (colour)
guts
hair (of head)
hand (not arm)
he (3sg m)
head (anatomic)
heart (organ)
heavy
here (proximal)
horn
how?
husband
I (1sg)
ice
if
in
knee
lake
leaf (botanics)
left (not right)
leg
liver
long (adj)
louse (lice)
man (adult male human)
many
meat/flesh
moon
mother
mountain
mouth
name
narrow
near
neck
new
night
nose
not
old
one
other
person (individual human)
rain (n)
red (colour)
right (correct)
right (side)
river
road/path
root (botanics)
rope
rotten (adj)
round
salt
sand
sea
seed (n)
sharp
short
skin (person's)
sky
small
smoke (n)
smooth
snake
snow (n)
some
star
stick (n)
stone
straight
sun
tail
that (deixis, distal)
there (distal)
they (3pl)
thick
thin
this (deixis, proximal)
thou (2sg)
three
to bite
to blow
to breathe
to burn (intr.)
to come
to count
to cut
to die
to dig
to drink
to eat
to fall
to fear
to fight
to float
to flow
to fly
to freeze
to give
to hear
to hit
to hold
to hunt
to kill
to know
to laugh
to lie (recline)
to live
to play
to pull
to push
to rub
to say
to scratch
to see
to sew
to sing
to sit
to sleep
to smell
to spit
to split
to squeeze
to stab
to stand
to suck
to swell
to swim
to think
to throw
to tie
to turn
to vomit
to walk
to wash/to bathe
to wipe
tongue (anatomical)
tooth (general)
tree
two
warm (of weather)
water (n)
we (1pl excl.)
we (1pl incl.)
we (1pl)
wet
what?
when?
where?
white (colour)
who?
wide
wife
wind
wing
with (accompanying)
woman
woods/forest
worm
year
yellow (colour)
you (2pl)