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a weird question...

From:Danny Wier <dawier@...>
Date:Thursday, September 16, 1999, 4:10
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 turns
out the word for 'unmarried woman' in Malayalam is _kan"n"i_ (n" = alveolar
n).  Also, I came up with the expletive _chort_ "bloody hell, etc.", which
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?


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