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Semantic Sets

These sets are used in Oahpa!-nuõrti (Skolt Sámi)

This document contains an overview over supersets and subsets used in the trial version 0.2 from August 2012. For a list of words in each set, see here).

Words Sets
9 ABSTRACT
14 ANIMAL
19 ASE
24 BODY
5 COLOR
13 FOOD
13 HUMAN
5 MOTION
32 NATURE
4 NUMBER
5 PLANT
18 PROPERTY
8 SENSE
3 TIME

The following supersets and subsets are not active yet, but will be used in the next generation of Oahpa!-nuõrti (work in progress).

Note that these are semantic concepts. Thus, different parts-of-speech can occur in each set! Compare WOLD for a classification of general semantic concepts. Note also that each dictionary entry usually have different semantic tags for Oahpa!.

Supersett HUMAN (people/people-like, kinship, society, religion), in Oahpa! called "Menneske"

<!--includes WOLD "2. Kinship" + "11. Possession" + "19. Social and political relations" + "21. Law" + "22. Religion and belief"-->

  • HUMAN_PEOPLE - "womans", "child", "king"; also groups of humans: "farmers", "native people"; also "hei!"; also pronouns denoting humans: "who?", "I"; includes also specNATIONALITY: "American"
  • HUMAN_MYTHOLOGY - "hulder", "draug", "troll", "stallo"
  • HUMAN_FAMILY - termKINSHIP: "father", "sister"; also words for concepts related to the family: "clan", "surname"; also "homewards", "home"; also "to live (in a place)"; also relations with friends outside the family: "to_sit_and_drink_coffee/tea"
  • HUMAN_RELIGION - "Bible", "bishop", "to pray"
  • HUMAN_SOCIAL - "parliament"; also words for concepts related to politics; words for concepts related to law
  • HUMAN_POSSESSION - "to give", "to sell"

Superset SPACE, in Oahpa called "Rom"

<!-- inludes WOLD "10. Motion" + "12. Spatial relations"-->

  • SPACE_MOTION - "howewards", "into", "to leave", "car"
  • SPACE_POSITION - "in", "behind", "to sit", "at home"
  • SPACE_RELATION - "small"

Superset BODY, in Oahpa! called "Kropp"

  • BODY_PART
  • BODY_HEALTH - "to die", "medicine", "to hurt", "sleep"

Superset SENSE, in Oahpa! called "Mengd, egenskap og sinne"

<!-- includes WOLD "13. Quantity" + 15. Sense perception" + "16. Emotions and values" + "17. Cognition"-->

  • SENSE_PERCEPTION - termCOLOR
  • SENSE_COGNITION - also quantity
  • SENSE_EMOTION
  • SENSE_QUANTITY - also "Euro"

Superset HOUSE, in Oahpa! called "Hus"

<-- inludes WOLD "7. The house"-->

  • HOUSE_DWELLING - "hut", "house", "to live"
  • HOUSE_FURNITURE - "bed"

Superset WORK (economy, education, laisure, profession, sports, work), in Oahpa! called "Arbeid og fritid"

<!-- inludes WOLD "9. Basic actions and technology" + "11. Possession" + "20. Warfare and hunting"-->

  • WORK_ECONOMY - words for concepts related to working life: "to work", "the work", "experienced", "bankaccount", "to hunt", "shop", "to buy", "to slaughter"; also termDUODJI, also specPROFESSION
  • WORK_MUSIC -
  • WORK_TOOL - tools and machines
  • WORK_SCHOOL
  • WORK_TRAVEL - "car", "airplane"
  • WORK_LAISURE - "to swim"

Superset TIME, in Oahpa! called "Tid"

<!-- includes WOLD "14. Time"-->

  • TIME_CYCLE - natural cycles: "sun", "day", "tomorrow", "season", "weekday"; also specTIME
  • TIME_UNIT - units or amounts of time: "hour", "long", "quickly", "new"
  • TIME_POINT - "beginning", "origin"

Superset CLOTH, in Oahpa! called "Klær"

<!-- inludes WOLD "6. Clothing and grooming"-->

  • CLOTH_WHOLE - pieces of clothes
  • CLOTH_PART - ; also materials used to produce clothes
  • CLOTH_PIECE - other pieces made of cloth, leather, etc.

Superset ZOO, on Oahpa! called "Djur"

<!-- includes WOLD "3. Animals"-->

  • ZOO_FISH - names for (wild) fish and words for related concepts
  • ZOO_BIRD - names for (wild) birds and words for related concepts
  • ZOO_MAMMAL - names for (wild) mammals and words for related concepts
  • ZOO_INSECT - names for small animals, including non-insects: "spider", "louse", "butterfly"
  • ZOO_PET - names for domestic (house) animals and words for related concepts: "aquarium"
  • ZOO_DOMESTIC - names for domestic (farm) animals and words for related concepts (except reindeer)
  • ZOO_REINDEER - incl. termREINDEER

Superset BOT, in Oahpa! called "Plant"

<!-- includes WOLD: "8. Agriculture and vegetation"-->

  • BOT_TREE - trees and shrubs
  • BOT_BERRY -
  • BOT_GRASS - flowers, grasses, etc.; also mushrooms

Superset FOOD, in Oahpa! called "Mat og drikker"

<!-- includes WOLD: "5. Food and drink"-->

  • FOOD_GROCERY - words for concepts typically related to buying/exchanging/etc. food
  • FOOD_NATURE - words for concepts typically related to hunting/fishing/gathering/etc. food
  • FOOD_DISH - also "eating", "drinking", also words for food production: "cooking", "fire", "smoke"

Superset ENVIR, in Oahpa! called "Verld"

<!-- includes WOLD "1. The physical world"-->

  • ENVIR_ELEMENT - "earth", "water", "air", "fire"; also materials: "concrete/betong/betoni", "sand"; also cosmic: "moon", "star", etc.
  • ENVIR_WEATHER - "cloud", "rain", "storm"
  • ENVIR_TOPONOMY - "forrest"; also termTOPONOMY
  • ENVIR_SETTLEMENT - words for toponymy or other concepts belonging to human settlements: "village", "town", "street"

Superset LANG, in Oahpa! called "Språk"

<!-- includes WOLD "18. Speech and language"-->

  • LANG_TEXT
  • LANG_SPEECH

<!--for the future: possible propername sets inside LEKSA

  • PLACENAMES
  • PERSONNAMES -->

<!--for the future: possible species sets inside LEKSA

  • PLANTNAMES
  • ANIMALNAMES
  • TIMENAMES (weekdays and months)
  • PROFESSIONNAMES
  • NATIONNAMES -->

<!--for the future: possible terminology sets inside LEKSA

  • REINDEER (reindeer terminology)
  • DUODJI (handycraft terminology)
  • KINSHIP (kinship terminology)
  • TOPONOMY (toponymic terminology)
  • NAUTIC (nautic terminology) -->