Semantic primes are lexicalized concepts represented in every language that
are innate to the speaker. These concepts, introduced by Anna Wierzbicka,
are universal and are, as Wierzbicka claims, “the elements which can be
used to define the meaning of words (or any other meanings) but cannot be
defined themselves,” (2004). Since Wierzbicka’s original claim, many more
semantic primes have been adde...