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More Wordlists, Please!

We are grateful to Doug Everingham for starting this project off with the following word list and comment  (9 Nov. 03):

"Here is my initial off-the-cuff list of words for your suggested translingual list:

taksi bus motor gas kilo liter meter dolar bir kola vodka vino hotel kafe restoran mart kamping polisi meidei medik savi mini maksi piknini bebi papa mama

Clearly the most commonly needed terms are lacking and before delving for them I planned / plan some day to go thru Hogben's Essential World  English and use that as a way to list the required semes / meaning  elements."

 

An interesting creole-based list. A few of these words might well make it into the international core vocabulary, though probably not the names of alcoholic drinks, given the likely objection from large parts of the world.

And here’s another much longer list, kindly submitted to AUXLANG by Jay Bowks on 15 Nov. 03. Again, a proportion of these words are promising candidates for the core vocabulary, though the issue cannot be decided here of course:

 

piknik, bikini, komputer, kondor, aeroplan, aeroport, astronaut, internet, web, video, audio, chat, mikro, mikrofon, telefon, fonetik, telegraf, television, iglu, karibu, sinagog, medik, hospital, kaput, klinik, semafor, sirkul, bravo pagoda, karate, jujitsu, buffa kung-fu, chao, agua, tekila, mey-dey, alee, avenu, alkol (or alkohol), love, amik, paisan, amor, animal, ankor, pistol, rifle, tank, bomb, pasta, kapo, spageti, peperoni, pi(z)za, guru, stop, safari, koka, kokain, aura, ave, algebra, matematik, fisik, babun, rhesus, tigre, kapris leon, elefant, gorila, guerila, futbol, beysbol, basketbol, bol, balon, bat, barba, bar, bateri, buteri, beati, blitzkrieg, bella, bizar, bazar, blok, blu, boa, bolero, boka, flamenko, bon-bob, karamel, ton, watt, mega, giga, magno, sauro, gros, dinosauro, builion, bilion, duo, brulee, bon-hom, burjwaa, unit, (bourgeois), bwana, kavalry, kadet, kadre, kafetery, kaka, kaki, kohones, kahuna, kampo kavern, karob, kar, kart, kartel, kart-blanch, karmen, lolita, madam, jezebel, mata-hari, cha-cha-cha, kamera, kamarad, kompany, kamelot, kamuflaj, kandid, guache, kantin, kantor, kapitan, korporal, general, lutenant (leftenant), art, kanin, chili, karne, tabasko, chant, chak-mat, chapoo, charj, fakir, chic, chupa-chup, kuku, kan-kan, disko, kowboy, konsert, band, grup, musik, melody, harmony, konkord, korporasion, kontrol, biznes, merchant, koron, korekt, konekt, interkonekt, koneksion, error, bingo, kup-de-tat, kupee, tupee, tabu, vudu, toro, kolor, krep, krisk, kruz, kuad, triple, doble, kul-de-sak, kulot, kulpa (mea kulpa), kyrie, sushi, dada, delfin, deja-vu, demi, demi-tas, demokratk, dharma, diabolo, fasade, fasil, fragil, fraktur, free, diary, domino, dolce-vita, skolastik, ego, super-ego, super-man, human, infant, enlist, military, batalia, entra, exit, go, go home, yanki, amerikan, afrikan, ekselente, eksemplo, eks-, gratis, garson, garrison, garote, gargoyl, gas, flamable, flan, fedayin, faux, pseudo, femme, fatal, fort, frut, fiesta, feria, festiv, flor, fortun, flirt, seks, seksual, homoseksual, katolik, ortodoks, protestant, autobus, muslim, judeo, hebreo, goy, idiot, grafiti, telegraf, fuehrer, diktator, bus, nazi, grande, loco, geisha, galant, gaucho, engarde, regard, gestapo, gilotin, gimnastik, hacienda, halaka, hamak (hamok), helio, horary, honor, hors-de-ouvres, hutzpa, jumbo, jambon, jai-alai, jardin, jesus, jehovah, jeremiah, jakob, josef, johan, judo, just, junta, karma, kafiya, kozak, kushi, kibutz, kismet, klutz, kol-nidre, kosher, kraft, kultur, kiwi, kimono, kidush, kibitz, kus-kus, lunch, llama, lance, lance-flam, largo, kokodrilo, lagarto, latin, latino, legal, lento, lentil, letre, libro, cuba-libre, nunca-pasaran, viva, fidel, long, royal, luge (luj), luz, luks-mundi, luna, logo, lycee, makabre, misterio, machete, madchen, frau, madmwasel, maestro, mafia, mafioso, magasin, madre, sierra, padre, madelen, sahib, mabap, mabul, maluka, mameluko, magneto, mahalo, aloha, maharaja, maharani, maharishi, maison (mansion), mal, malady, mustache, malentendu, manyana, mano-a-mano, mao-tai, maskara, makina, markis (marquis), marshal, mariachi, marhala, inchala, ohala, mare-nostrum, mania, manjer, manja-manja, marihuana, masa, maté, matzo, mavin (maven), maksimum, maya, mazel-tov, makako, medal, metal, medisin, mrdia, medium, mediokre, meditasion, melange, melee, memento, memory, memwarz (memoirs), menage, menage-a-trois, mesiur, monsinyor, meshuga, mezkal, mezzo, motif, midi, mikado, minimal, miniskirt, miniskul, minestrone, admiral, miserabil, mode, model, modest, moderat, konservativ, republikan, modo, moto, chokolat, montain, moral, morge, mortal, muchacha, mucho, mustard, mousse, multi, municipal, nanuk, natal, naive, natur, naval, nemo, no, non, negativ, el niño, la niña, nirvana, nom-de-plum, nota-bene, novella, novena, nudista, nudj, nudnik, nuance, nuveau-rich, nolo, nyet, nuptual, pre-nups, omni, omnibus, opus, optimal, oregano, la paz, paella, palet, pan-y-agua, papier-maché, papillon, parador, sabotage, terrorist, park, parley, part, department, apartment, kompartment, paseo, paso-doble, pas-mal, no mucho, passé, pastiche, paté, party, pathetik, patio, patriot, pax romana, pendulum, pelota, pendant, pension, peon, per-diem, per-annum, petite, plaza, pikaresk, pieta, pimento, a-pied, piste, placebo, vamos-a-la-playa, plus, poitrine, poko, polenta, point-de-reunion, rendezvous, pontifical, popular, potato (patata), postal, post, port, portal, pravda, presto, pronto, prego, preciso, primo, primal, promo, profesional, projekt, projektil, proletarie, prosit, pudor, proximity, pueblo, provenance, provocant, publik, pulmonary, punktual, puree, putsch, quaker, q.e.d., quota, robot, rabi, raison-detre, raja, ramadan, rancho, raport, report, rathaus, recru, rectal, recu, reich, relax, religion, rencontre, rendu, remis, repos, risqué, rodeo, ritual, roman, robe, rosa, ruse, sabra, sabot, saboteur, sacre-bleu, sake, salam, salad, salvo, samo (sumo), sampan, san-, santo, sans, sans-culotte, sang-froid, salsa, saute, sauvage, savoir-faire, savio, kemu-savy, semper, skript, sinyora, shiksa, shibolet, shalom, shabat, shabash, satan, shlep, shlump, shmuk, simba, simpatiko, slalom, solar, sordo, sotto-voce, souflee, souper, soutan, sputnik, stafeta, stat (statim), steppe, stakato, kastrati, sub-poena, status-quo, suerte, summa-cum-laude, surah, suspension, setee, tabak, tableau, tabu, tao, tempo, terrarium, aquarium, timbre, toga, toches (tokus), torero, matador, tosto, tortilla, tor, tourist, tout-de-suit, tovarish, troppo, tutor, tsunami, ubermensch, uhuru, ukalele, umbra, ultra, vakero, valet, veloce, venga-ki, verboten, bandido, venereal, verso, recto, viejo, vieux, vif, vivo, en vivo, viola, violasion, trafiko, virgo, virginal, virtual, voila, vogue, volkswagon, wahine, worterbuch, wozu das, weltschmertz, wagon-lit, yoga, yogi, yenta, yurt, zapato, zen, zig-zag, zoo, zingano, zut! ay-karamba.

 

More wordlists welcome!

 

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