Primitive Elvish Semantic Categories



1. Physical World

2. Mankind

2.41 Son

YON¹ root. “son”

2.42 Daughter

YE(L) root. “daughter”

3. Animals

4. Body Parts and Functions

4.75 to Die; Dead; Death

firīne adj. “mortal, dying”

5. Food and Drink

6. Clothing and Adornment

7. Dwelling and Furniture

7.412 Furniture (other)

ranthlā n. “ladder”

8. Agriculture and Vegetation

9. Physical Acts and Materials

9.943 Fitting, Suitable

kamta- v. “to (make) fit, suit, accomodate, adapt”

10. Motion and Transportation

11. Possession and Trade

11.28 to Harm, Injure, Damage

*KHAS root. “mar”

12. Spatial Relations

12.399 From, Away

lō¹ prep. “from a place within the world”

12.75 Hook, Crook

gampa n. “hook”

13. Quantity and Number

13.31 Numerals

atta num. card. “two”

13.36 Two

atatya adj. “double”

13.54 Cardinal Number

tolokwe num. card. “eighteen”

14. Time

14.13 New

keurā adj. “*renewed”

15. Sense Perception

16. Emotion

17. Mind and Thought

17.18 to Seem

[ᴹ✶]*NEM root. “seem, appear”

18. Language and Music

19. Social Relations

20. Warfare and Hunting

21. Law and Judgment

22. Religion and Beliefs

23. Grammar