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Swadesh Reverse CBB Lexicon Building

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A thread for establishing the most basic vocabulary for a newborn/not-so-newborn lang. Same rules as for the Reverse CBB Lexicon Building thread, but suggestions must be limited to the Swadesh lists, or similarly basic meanings. The more plain a meaning, the better.

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Rogro wrote:Next: sek - pronoun
AnntheConlanger wrote:
Rogro wrote:Next: sek - pronoun
what, which

Next: ttns - verb
Jethro wrote:
AnntheConlanger wrote:Next: ttns - verb
to bite

Next: ar - noun
So my word is

Next: kʰeln ['kʰɛl.n̩] - noun
:eng: : [tick] | :grc: : [:|] | :chn: :isr: :wls: : [:S] | :deu: :ell: :rus: : [:x]
Conlangs: Hawntow, misc.
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This seems like an interesting idea. One small problem I could see is that there's already a lot of people who start developing their lexicons with basic lists, so they might already have a word for the meaning the next person suggests. But screw it, let's see how it goes [:)]
Znex wrote:kʰeln ['kʰɛl.n̩] - noun
tooth

Next: pihá [piˈɦaː] - intransitive verb.
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Sights wrote:Next: pihá [piˈɦaː] - intransitive verb.
To lie down, sleep

Next: el [jɛl] - natural noun
:eng: : [tick] | :grc: : [:|] | :chn: :isr: :wls: : [:S] | :deu: :ell: :rus: : [:x]
Conlangs: Hawntow, misc.
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Znex wrote:Next: el [jɛl] - natural noun
fire

Next: mııłtł
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DesEsseintes wrote:Next: mııłtł
Head, head+neck

Next: tʃʰilu - noun
:eng: : [tick] | :grc: : [:|] | :chn: :isr: :wls: : [:S] | :deu: :ell: :rus: : [:x]
Conlangs: Hawntow, misc.
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Znex wrote:Next: tʃʰilu - noun
moon

Next: nııseıt
a noun
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DesEsseintes wrote:Next: nııseıt
a noun
Fish

Next: -jas- - verb
:eng: : [tick] | :grc: : [:|] | :chn: :isr: :wls: : [:S] | :deu: :ell: :rus: : [:x]
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Znex wrote:Next: -jas- - verb
to lie, to be located (of big objects)

Next: *pyakal
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DesEsseintes wrote:Next: *pyakal
path, road

Next: hai - adjective
:eng: : [tick] | :grc: : [:|] | :chn: :isr: :wls: : [:S] | :deu: :ell: :rus: : [:x]
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Znex wrote:Next: hai - adjective
Long, of greater length than breadth.

Next: taia [ˈtaja] - adjective
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Sights wrote:Next: taia [ˈtaja] - adjective
taia - new; freshly made

Next: nısstsım
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nısstsım - small, little, tiny

Next: /kʼɑχ/
I prefer to not be referred to with masculine pronouns and nouns such as “he/him/his”.
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k1234567890y wrote:Next: /kʼɑχ/
stone, rock

Next: jenai - anatomy noun
:eng: : [tick] | :grc: : [:|] | :chn: :isr: :wls: : [:S] | :deu: :ell: :rus: : [:x]
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Znex wrote:Next: jenai - anatomy noun
gut, belly, innards.

Next: hesta - verb
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Sights wrote:Next: hesta - verb
to know

Next: tetʰu - noun
:eng: : [tick] | :grc: : [:|] | :chn: :isr: :wls: : [:S] | :deu: :ell: :rus: : [:x]
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Znex wrote:Next: tetʰu - noun
egg

Next: mıın
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DesEsseintes wrote: Next: mıın
grease, fat

Next: cerüömb /kæɽyømˠ/ (a noun or verb)
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shimobaatar wrote:Next: cerüömb /kæɽyømˠ/ (a noun or verb)
soil, earth

Next: qaj [ʔaj] - noun
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Dormouse559 wrote:Next: qaj [ʔaj] - noun
knee

Next: tłııyıw
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DesEsseintes wrote:Next: tłııyıw
to bite

Next: týn [t̚ʔɯːn] - verb
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