From: Rick McCallister
> From: Andrew Jarrette <anjarrette@...>Maurice Swadesh, the lexochronologer who came up with the word list of the 100-200 most common words (or words most likely to be so)
> Subject: [tied] Re: Scandinavia and the Germanic tribes such as Goths, Vandals, Angli and Saxones.
> To: firstname.lastname@example.org
> Date: Tuesday, November 4, 2008, 6:46 PM
> --- In email@example.com, Rick McCallister
> <gabaroo6958@...> wrote:
> > >
> > Most of the comparisons we see are based on the
> compositions of
> dictionaries. English lexicon is obviously overwhelmingly
> non-AS at
> the OED level but at the Swadesh level, isn't it about
> 90-95% Anglo-Saxon?
> > How do other languages compare at the Swadesh level?
> Pardon my ignorance, but who or what is Swadesh and what is
> Swadesh level?