Got Nouns?

2006-06-22

Sometimes you can glean a lot of folk philosophy from language. Here are the 25 most common nouns in English, which I think reveal quite a bit about the Anglosphere sense of life:

  1. time
  2. person
  3. year
  4. way
  5. day
  6. thing
  7. man
  8. world
  9. life
  10. hand
  11. part
  12. child
  13. eye
  14. woman
  15. place
  16. work
  17. week
  18. case
  19. point
  20. government
  21. company
  22. number
  23. group
  24. problem
  25. fact

I'd like to see this list compared to lists from other languages...


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