Re: A weird answer (was: a weird question...)
|Date:||Sunday, September 19, 1999, 18:02|
>> > I made up words for a theoretical conlang (just making up words at
>> > and came up with this once:
>> > I invented the word _kanzi_ for 'girl, young woman, maiden' -- and it
>> > out the word for 'unmarried woman' in Malayalam is _kan"n"i_ (n" =
>> > n). Also, I came up with the expletive _chort_ "bloody hell, etc.",
>> > happens to be the Russian word for 'devil'. I also came up with _kane_
>> > 'dog' (compare Italian _cane_), but I think I was influenced on that
>> > somewheres...
>> > This is just a few instances of some conincidences. What would be a
>> > word for this phenomenon?
>> Maybe an interference of the collective conscience of humanity
>:), or a
>> manifestation of a psychic power of yours :). No, "deja verb" is already
>> a very good name for that phenomenon :). Are you sure you didn't know
>> those words (except for 'cane') before ? Because in that case it would
>> be simply an inconscious influence. If not, maybe you're psychic gifted
>> :) .
>> > Danny
>Or maybe it is just coincidence. A nice example of coincidence: the Basque
>word 'elkar' means 'elkaar' in Dutch.
Are you familiar with various Protestant sects that teach the docrine of
"British Israelism" or "Anglo-Israelism," the teaching that the Brits are
descendents of the 10 "lost" tribes of Israel? Among other evidence, they
claim that "Saxons" is derived from "[I]saac's sons" and that Brit-ish is
from a Hebrew phrase (b'rith + ish) meaning "covenant man." Anyone who has
a superficial acquaintance with linguistics, history, and anthropology
realizes this must be a coincidence, however surprising, but that still
leaves a large reservoir of potential converts.
In your particular case, here's my theory: pychic powers plus subconcious
obsessions with kanzi's, chort's, and unclean animals--obviously, you're a
witch! Somebody fetch some firewood! ~alypius