Annotated 50-item wordlist of the basic lexicon of the Ancient Greek languages (the idiolect of Herodotus)
Alexei Kassian (Institute of Linguistics of the Russian Academy of Sciences,
Journal of Language Relationship, № 6, 2011 - p.65-100
The article offers a detailed justification for a standardized 50-item wordlist drawn from the Ancient Greek language of The Histories of Herodotus, which illustrates the new lexicostatistical standard proposed by The Global Lexicostatistical Database project (Moscow / Santa Fe).
Keywords: language taxonomy, lexicostatistics, Swadesh wordlist, Ancient Greek, Herodotus