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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