Re : a weird question...
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|Date:||Thursday, September 16, 1999, 11:21|
Dans un courrier dat=E9 du 16/09/99 05:13:08 , Danny a =E9crit :
> Hey, has this happened to anybody?
> I made up words for a theoretical conlang (just making up words at random=),
> and came up with this once:
> I invented the word _kanzi_ for 'girl, young woman, maiden' -- and it tur=ns
> out the word for 'unmarried woman' in Malayalam is _kan"n"i_ (n" =3D alve=olar
> n). Also, I came up with the expletive _chort_ "bloody hell, etc.", whic=h
> 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 one
> This is just a few instances of some conincidences. What would be a good
> word for this phenomenon?
i think you call it
"unquestionable evidence for common/single origin of languages"
in current linguistics.