I propose renaming this list, since when are languages such as Greek or Finnish "lesser used"? Is Finnish less used than Norwegian, Slovak, Croatian? No, rather the opposite. And is Greek less used than Swedish or Serbian? Hardly. There's no logic to this list. 220.127.116.11 11:33, 7 August 2008 (UTC)
The logic seems clear to me. These are important European languages that are much more rarely studied and learned by English speakers, and much less likely to be the subject of professional commercial translation in the U.S. European languages that English speakers usually try to learn, and that American companies pay to have translated, are French, Spanish, German, Swedish, Italian, Russian, Polish, Portuguese, Dutch, etc. I think "lesser used" is a more acceptable term than "lesser studied", "lesser known", "lesser practiced", or "lesser learned". —Stephen 11:50, 7 August 2008 (UTC)
It should not be re-entered without careful consideration.
The object of a Swadesh list is (or was) primarily to establish the closeness of the relationship of genetically related languages. The languages assorted here belong in different linguistic branches or even families:
Faroese, Icelandic, Kölsch, Lëtzebuergesch and Low Saxon are Germanic languages and as such, they are already included here.
Greek and Albanian (along with Armenian) consist the three independent branches of the Indo-European family. Albanian features under the section Assorted lists, but this makes no sense, since a single language can not be considered an assortment.
Finnish is a Finno-Ugric language and is included in both that family's list and the Baltic-Finnic languages.
Basque is a language isolate. A Swadesh list of the Basque language of its own already exists.
an assortment of unrelated between them and / or already included elsewhere languages serves no linguistic purpose