SV: Re: Funny words
|From:||Michael Fors <micke@...>|
|Date:||Thursday, January 9, 2003, 19:42|
> > > Do any of you have this kind of humorous word similarities in your
> > > conlangs?
> Well, not in my conlangs, but I can tell there are lots of examples in
> written Hungarian and many european languages: [...]
> But no longer words, and certainly they have nothing to do with each other.
Well, one thing that just popped up in my mind, is... what is the Hungarian
word for country? If I remember correctly, is should be "ország".
That should sound similar to the Dutch word for cause: "oorzaak",
pronounced["o:rza:k] or ["o:rsak].
It also looks like the Swedish word for cause, "orsak", pronounced ['&S,ak].
How 'bout that?
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