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by k1234567890y
31 Jul 2021 08:10
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: False cognates
Replies: 822
Views: 239218

Re: False cognates

Romanian grămadă "mass, heap, pile, multitude, lot of something" v.s. Portuguese gramado "lawn"
by k1234567890y
29 Jun 2021 18:54
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: False cognates
Replies: 822
Views: 239218

Re: False cognates

Japanese なこま/猫 /ne̞ko̞ma̠/ "cat(archaic form)" v.s. Bambara jakuma "cat"
by k1234567890y
28 Jun 2021 18:22
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: False friends and other unfortunate coincidences
Replies: 809
Views: 209478

Re: False friends and other unfortunate coincidences

Finnish fani "fan" v.s. Faroese fani "devil"

but well, fans can sometimes be devilish to their idols lol
by k1234567890y
13 Jun 2021 01:01
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: False cognates
Replies: 822
Views: 239218

Re: False cognates

Latin Gallia "Gaul" v.s. French Gaule "Gaul" Fucking hell. And to add to that: Irish/English: Gall vs Gaul vs Gael . 'gall' is an Irish word for a foreigner; with the capital letter, a 'Gall' is usually specifically a Dane or an Englishman, the two groups of people the Irish bel...
by k1234567890y
13 Jun 2021 01:00
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: Surprising cognates
Replies: 130
Views: 66973

Re: Surprising cognates

Salmoneus wrote: 12 Jun 2021 23:28
k1234567890y wrote: 12 Jun 2021 03:50 English Wales, Gaul, Walloon, Wallachia
Also Cornwall.
yeah you are right
by k1234567890y
12 Jun 2021 03:51
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: False cognates
Replies: 822
Views: 239218

Re: False cognates

Latin Gallia "Gaul" v.s. French Gaule "Gaul"
by k1234567890y
12 Jun 2021 03:50
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: Surprising cognates
Replies: 130
Views: 66973

Re: Surprising cognates

English Wales, Gaul, Walloon, Wallachia
by k1234567890y
02 Jun 2021 12:20
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: (C&C) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 1839
Views: 469804

Re: (C&C) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here

I kinda wanna add groups of Jewish people and Romani people in my conworlds, what should I notice when I do this? Is it even ok to do this?
by k1234567890y
23 May 2021 09:00
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Flowering Fields - Snapshots from Rireinu
Replies: 98
Views: 21651

Re: Flowering Fields - Snapshots from Rireinu

I also have a group of space faring human conpeople(though they speak an a priori), do you think they might meet Rireinukave? Yes, it is certainly possible. It's a big galaxy, almost anything can happen. There are some Rireinu traders who travel the stars, looking for interesting goods to buy and s...
by k1234567890y
22 May 2021 17:26
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Flowering Fields - Snapshots from Rireinu
Replies: 98
Views: 21651

Re: Flowering Fields - Snapshots from Rireinu

I also have a group of space faring human conpeople(though they speak an a priori), do you think they might meet Rireinukave?
by k1234567890y
20 May 2021 16:42
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Flowering Fields - Snapshots from Rireinu
Replies: 98
Views: 21651

Re: Flowering Fields - Snapshots from Rireinu

Well done!

Btw, by "human language" you mean "English" or?
by k1234567890y
20 Apr 2021 16:44
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Conlang word easter eggs?
Replies: 113
Views: 22662

Re: Conlang word easter eggs?

Titus Flavius wrote: 20 Apr 2021 15:09 Cropish ḍōngw [d`V_H:N_w] - brother
because my brother hates the word [d`z`ONg] (it doesn't mean anything) [>:)]
wow you think this word would trigger him? o.o
by k1234567890y
20 Apr 2021 04:41
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Damta: A collaborative world
Replies: 404
Views: 85521

Re: Damta: A collaborative world

Titus Flavius wrote: 19 Apr 2021 20:44 Approximate location of Plakian Basin:
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hello neighbour, welcome
by k1234567890y
20 Apr 2021 04:39
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Conlang word easter eggs?
Replies: 113
Views: 22662

Re: Conlang word easter eggs?

Mayato vug "chick(young bird)"

this is an easter egg
by k1234567890y
12 Apr 2021 19:57
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: Surprising cognates
Replies: 130
Views: 66973

Re: Surprising cognates

English orphan and robot

both words are ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *h₃órbʰos “orphan” or its predecessor *h₃erbʰ “to change or evolve status”
by k1234567890y
10 Apr 2021 17:28
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 552
Views: 72362

Re: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here

I just found that the Lithuanian word for "boa" is smauglys , and I suspect that it is a cognate with Proto-Slavic *smokъ "dragon" and Old Norse smjúga "to creep through". Is there information about the etymology of this word? The only thing I've been able to find so f...
by k1234567890y
10 Apr 2021 14:06
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Random Conworld idea thread
Replies: 475
Views: 133331

Re: Random Conworld idea thread

I got another random idea: A group of Jews moved to Japan and got a Japanese style name, and their seemingly Japanese names are usually kanji transliterations of the original Jewish name i.e. כוהן (Cohen, a common Jewish surname) becomes 香遠 (pronounced as /ko:.en/). Like the Japanese word for "...
by k1234567890y
10 Apr 2021 13:59
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 552
Views: 72362

Re: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here

I just found that the Lithuanian word for "boa" is smauglys, and I suspect that it is a cognate with Proto-Slavic *smokъ "dragon" and Old Norse smjúga "to creep through".

Is there information about the etymology of this word?
by k1234567890y
09 Apr 2021 14:18
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: False cognates
Replies: 822
Views: 239218

Re: False cognates

Another one: English know and Old Chinese 儒 "scholar, Confucianism" (Old Chinese pronounciation, as given by Baxter–Sagart: /*no/) got a wave of false cognates: Chinese 浪 /lɑŋ⁵¹/ "wave" v.s. Icelandic hrönn /r̥œnː/ "wave" Zhengzhang reconstructs the Old Chinese form as ...
by k1234567890y
30 Mar 2021 12:54
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: False friends and other unfortunate coincidences
Replies: 809
Views: 209478

Re: False friends and other unfortunate coincidences

Sanskrit आर्य (ārya) /ˈɑːɾ.jɐ/ “noble, noble one” v.s. Proto-Finnic orja /ˈorjɑ/ "slave" At least commonly the Finnish term (also found in other Uralic languages) is considered a loanword from Proto-Indo-Iranian, because speakers of Proto-Uralic enslaved speakers of Proto-Indo-Iranian. So...