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ThePrimes

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Please refer to http://www.une.edu.au/lcl/nsm/ for the official list of primes.

 

Natural Semantic Primes

Substantives:

I, YOU, SOMEONE, PEOPLE, SOMETHING/THING, BODY

 

Determiners:

THIS, THE SAME, OTHER

 

Quantifiers:

ONE, TWO, SOME, ALL, MANY/MUCH

 

Evaluators:

GOOD, BAD

 

Descriptors:

BIG, SMALL

 

Intensifier:

VERY

 

Mental predicates:

THINK, KNOW, WANT, FEEL, SEE, HEAR

 

Speech:

SAY, WORDS, TRUE

 

Actions, events,

movement, contact:

DO, HAPPEN, MOVE, TOUCH

 

Existence and possession:

THERE IS / EXIST, HAVE

 

Life and death:

LIVE, DIE

 

Time:

WHEN/TIME, NOW, BEFORE, AFTER, A LONG TIME, A SHORT TIME, FOR SOME TIME, MOMENT

 

Space:

WHERE/PLACE, HERE, ABOVE, BELOW; FAR, NEAR; SIDE, INSIDE; TOUCHING

 

"Logical" concepts:

NOT, MAYBE, CAN, BECAUSE, IF

 

Augmentor:

VERY, MORE

 

Taxonomy, partonomy:

KIND OF, PART OF

 

Similarity:

LIKE

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