But this is not a criterion to have them on the list either. They shoud be "basic" to the (con)people in one way or the other.Khemehekis wrote:I agree.If there's just one or a few countries without ants, this should not be a criteria to not have them on the list.Khemehekis wrote:How about "ant"? That's on the Leipzig-Jakarta List. I know Iceland doesn't have ants, but most places where humans live have them.
And even than, this is not a sufficient criterion, as other things might be more basic.Khemehekis wrote:I don't know about German, but in English "ant" is a higher-frequency word than "wasp". We also have ant spray (in the Raid commercials), the Maxis game SimAnt, ant farms, and the movie Antz.You might speak more frequently of bees, wasps, beetles or spiders, than of ants.
We've already enough animals in the list.
The Opiliones simply got it bad with their names in both, English and German. And wasn't there even a second meaning for one of the two English names?Khemehekis wrote:True. I call Opiliones harvestmen, but a lot of people I know simply call them spiders. Daddy-longlegs is also a common name in the U.S.Beetle is common in human recognition, bugs are not. Obviously, many people can't even discern them. This is similar to opiliones, as many people can't discern them from spiders.
Depends on how basic it is in the society of the (con)people. And wheather it introduces some other basic related concept, e. g. that of diving.Khemehekis wrote:According to the American English corpus at https://www.wordfrequency.info/free.asp?s=y , "duck" (as a noun) is the 3,553rd most common word in English, while "goose" does not make the top 5,000.Seems to me that duck is more prevalent in the US, while goose is more prevalent in Europe. So they are not basic. This also means that dive isn't basic. Not sure if I should add chicken instead, even if it's frequent.Khemehekis wrote: I'd choose ''duck'' over ''goose'' as it's higher-frequency. Asians and Americans are also more likely to eat duck than goose.
English people or English-speaking people? In Germany, and I think this also holds for the rest of Europe, people like to have goose as Christmas dish. Please be aware of the end of the Nils Holgerson story.Khemehekis wrote:At the British English Kilgarriff corpus at http://www.kilgarriff.co.uk/BNClists/lemma.al , "duck" (as a noun) is word #3,858, and "goose" does not make the top 6,318 words.
From what I've read, English people will traditionally eat goose on Christmas. I can't tell you the last time I saw goose meat available in the U.S.
Do "true" and "false" need to be included?Khemehekis wrote:[+1]Added right and wrong, as, according to Mark Passio's Natural law presentation, they are basic, as they are non-man-made intrinsic parts of the universe applying at all times and everywhere for beings able to understand the difference between harmful and non-harmful behaviour.
Added ''to greet'' in the list of verbs introduced by other concepts.