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rarum 5

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rarum 5: a sizable inventory of basic smell terms, i.e., one with more than two or three items

Where found
Des(s)ana (Tucanoan, Andean-Equatorial); Totonaca (Totonacan, Penutian); Wanzi, Nzebi, Sangu, Tsogo, Fang (all North Western area, Bantu Proper, Niger-Congo); Ser(r)er Ndut (West Atlantic, Niger-Congo); Kapsiki (aka Higi; Biu-Mandara, Chadic, Afroasiatic)
Domain
lexicon
Subdomain
basic terms
Keywords
smell terms
Type
rarum
Universals violated
(claims by Weisgerber, Sperber, et al., refs. in source)
Source
Plank, Sigrid & Frans Plank (1995). Unsägliche Gerüche: Versuche, trotzdem vom Riechen zu sprechen. In Bernd Busch & Uta Brandes (eds.), Das Riechen: Von Nasen, Düften und Gestank, 59-72. Göttingen: Steidl.
Plank, Frans (1997). Apologie für die niedere Sinnlichkeit. Unpublished, Universität Konstanz.
with further references

One Comment

  1. FP
    FP

    Or do suchlike finds belong with MORPHOLOGICAL rara/rarissima/nonesuches,
    since basicness crucially includes being morphologically simple or at any rate non-compositional?

    1. May 2020

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