The vocabulary contains 2270 meaning-word pairs ("entries") corresponding to core LWT meanings from the recipient language Romanian. The corresponding text chapter was published in the book Loanwords in the World's Languages. The language page Romanian contains a list of all loanwords arranged by donor languoid.
The transcription system has been adapted to the technical and scientific context of the database. The following conventions have been used (Table 7):
Table 7: Transcription conventions in the LWT Tarifiyt Berber database
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Words for which a Latin etymon is given may have been borrowed into Latin at an earlier stage. For the purpose of this vocabulary, Latin words that were in use before Roman conquest and colonization of the area in which Romanian is spoken today are considered to have been inherited from Latin. Some of these words may be loanwords in Latin, but they will not be considered loanwords in Romanian, as they were not borrowed into Romanian as such.
Cihac, Alexandru. 1879. Dictionnaire d’étymologie daco-romane. Vol. 2: Élémemts slaves, magyars, turcs, grecs-moderne et albanais. Frankfurt/Main: St.Goar.