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The Basic 200 List is a subset of the Landau Core Vocabulary (LCV) developed by James Landau (Khemehekis/Savegraduation). It is Part I of the entire LCV. This list consists of 200 basic concepts that basically all anthropic cultures will have and have words for.

Because of the disambiguating nature of the LCV, its subset the Basic 200 List makes many semantic distinctions that are not made in English, and some that are not made in any SAE language. By no means does a conlang have to make every distinction that is made in the Basic 200 List.

The list[]

  1. left (direction)
  2. right (direction)
  3. good (in quality)
  4. bad (in quality)
  5. white
  6. black
  7. short (length)
  8. long (length)
  9. wide
  10. thin
  11. thick
  12. small
  13. big
  14. heavy
  15. cold (water)
  16. warm (water)
  17. hot (water)
  18. low (in altitude)
  19. high (in altitude)
  20. deep (vertically)
  21. dry
  22. wet
  23. soft
  24. hard
  25. slow
  26. fast
  27. new
  28. old (opposite of new)
  29. straight
  30. top (of mountain, hill)
  31. bottom (of mountain, hill)
  32. front (of house)
  33. back (of house)
  34. to play (a game)
  35. to meet (for the first time)
  36. to think (cogitate)
  37. to know (information)
  38. to know (a person)
  39. to love (romantically, eros)
  40. to love (as a friend)
  41. to speak, to talk
  42. to say
  43. to ask (a question)
  44. to thank
  45. to sing (of a person)
  46. to build (construct)
  47. to take (pick up and carry)
  48. to give
  49. to pull
  50. to push
  51. to touch
  52. to blow (breathe out)
  53. to throw
  54. to break (glass, plate)
  55. to cut (with knife)
  56. to dig
  57. to sit, to be sitting
  58. to stand, to be standing
  59. to lie (on back)
  60. to fall
  61. to cry
  62. to laugh
  63. to close (one’s eyes)
  64. to open (one’s eyes)
  65. to breathe
  66. to eat (of people)
  67. to drink
  68. to sleep
  69. to see (with the eyes)
  70. to hear
  71. to feel (with the sense of touch)
  72. smooth (of surface)
  73. rough (of surface)
  74. to wash (body parts)
  75. to go (on foot)
  76. to come (towards third party)
  77. to turn (change direction)
  78. to climb (a tree)
  79. to climb (a mountain, hill)
  80. to dance
  81. to fly
  82. to run
  83. to swim
  84. to walk
  85. to bite (of mammal)
  86. to hurt (injure)
  87. to kick
  88. to kill (person)
  89. to fight (physically, intransitive)
  90. world
  91. sun
  92. star
  93. moon (the Moon)
  94. sky
  95. wind
  96. rain
  97. cloud
  98. water (cold, moving)
  99. water (hot, moving)
  100. water (cold, not moving)
  101. water (hot, not moving)
  102. ice
  103. air (sky)
  104. light (natural)
  105. fire
  106. earth (ground, dirt)
  107. wood
  108. dust
  109. rock, stone
  110. salt (in sea)
  111. sand
  112. soil, dirt
  113. mountain
  114. sea (ocean)
  115. river (flowing into the sea)
  116. river (flowing into another river)
  117. lake
  118. to flow (move in a stream)
  119. morning (early morning)
  120. morning (late morning)
  121. day, daytime
  122. evening
  123. night
  124. round (spherical)
  125. to freeze (transitive)
  126. to burn (transitive)
  127. food (I need ~ and water)
  128. to cook
  129. meat
  130. fruit (as food)
  131. water (as drink or for cooking, cold)
  132. water (as drink or for cooking, hot)
  133. home, house
  134. music
  135. clothes
  136. leaf (on plant)
  137. leaf (fallen off)
  138. seed (to be planted)
  139. seed (inside apple, watermelon, etc.)
  140. stick
  141. wing (of vertebrate)
  142. body
  143. hair (mass, on head)
  144. head
  145. face
  146. eye
  147. nose
  148. mouth
  149. tooth
  150. tongue
  151. ear
  152. neck
  153. arm
  154. hand
  155. finger
  156. nail
  157. knee
  158. foot
  159. skin (as an organ)
  160. heart
  161. blood
  162. tear
  163. egg (as reproductive device)
  164. life (experience of living)
  165. to live (be alive)
  166. mind (center of thoughts and emotions)
  167. to grow (intransitive)
  168. to die (of a person)
  169. happy
  170. sad
  171. afraid
  172. angry
  173. plant
  174. flower
  175. tree
  176. mother
  177. father
  178. older sister (of a sister)
  179. older sister (of a brother)
  180. younger sister (of a sister)
  181. younger sister (of a brother)
  182. older brother (of a sister)
  183. older brother (of a brother)
  184. younger brother (of a sister)
  185. younger brother (of a brother)
  186. child (reciprocal of parent)
  187. daughter (of a mother)
  188. daughter (of a father)
  189. son (of a mother)
  190. son (of a father)
  191. person/people
  192. baby
  193. child (prepubescent person)
  194. girl (female child)
  195. boy (male child)
  196. girl (young woman)
  197. boy (young man)
  198. woman
  199. man (as distinguished from woman)
  200. friend (person with mutual liking and shared fun)

Basic 200 Lists in Damta languages[]

Basic 200 List/Txabao

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