Sambahsa vocabulary, analyzed

Thursday, February 04, 2010

Olivier has recently been going over the vocabulary for Sambahsa to give a more accurate account of just how much of it comes from IE (Indo-European), Latin, Arabic, Persian, Chinese and all the rest. It turns out that the actual count is about:

Indo-European : 44.28 %
Latin : 15 %
Germanic : 9.5 %
French : 6.21 %
Greek : 4.64 %
Roman : 3.95 %
Arabic : 3.42 %
English : 1.45 %
Slavic : 1.28 %
Italian : 1 %
Persian : 0.92 %
German : 0.78 %
Chinese : 0.71 %

The link there goes to the selection of words used, with the equivalent for the Sambahsa words given in French.

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