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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? > =20 > I made up words for a theoretical conlang (just making up words at random=
> and came up with this once: > =20 > I invented the word _kanzi_ for 'girl, young woman, maiden' -- and it tur=
> out the word for 'unmarried woman' in Malayalam is _kan"n"i_ (n" =3D alve=
> n). Also, I came up with the expletive _chort_ "bloody hell, etc.", whic=
> 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 > somewheres... > =20 > This is just a few instances of some conincidences. What would be a good > word for this phenomenon? > =20 > Danny > =20
i think you call it "unquestionable evidence for common/single origin of languages" in current linguistics. mathias