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Complete Lists of Monosyllabic and Cognate Terms in German

Date Submitted: 25-Oct-2012
From: Orion Mattei
Subject: Complete Lists of Monosyllabic and Cognate Terms in German
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Notice: I am interested in knowing where I could get (hopefully in electronic form) two lists of vocabulary items in German. The first would be for all monosyllabic terms in the German language. The second would be for all true (i.e., non-loan/non-Latinate) cognates common to both German and English. I have in mind very simple lists, which are not even formatted like dictionary entries. Extensive googling has turned up nothing so far.