[Lingtyp] A list of 50 basic sentences
TammA at ceu.edu
Sat May 8 17:08:52 UTC 2021
How about a generic: ducks lay eggs, or birds make nests?
From: Lingtyp <lingtyp-bounces at listserv.linguistlist.org> on behalf of JOO, Ian [Student] <ian.joo at connect.polyu.hk>
Sent: Saturday, May 8, 2021 3:08 PM
To: LINGTYP <lingtyp at listserv.linguistlist.org>
Subject: [Lingtyp] A list of 50 basic sentences
I am trying to make a list of 50 basic sentential meanings.
The goal is to make parallel corpora of different languages based on this list of sentences.
Each sentence on the list serves to check whether a language has a given grammatical feature, and if so, in what form the language expresses it.
When creating each sentence, I tried to limit its vocabulary to basic words that are found in most languages, avoiding culture-specific words.
I would appreciate it if you could have a look at the attached file and advise what I should add/remove/modify.
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