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by k1234567890y
03 Sep 2022 07:53
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: False cognates
Replies: 871
Views: 274949

Re: False cognates

Arabic وَسَط‎ (wasaṭ) "middle, centre, waist" / Egyptian Arabic وسط‎ (weṣṭ) "middle, centre, waist"

English waist
by k1234567890y
21 Jul 2022 15:08
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: False cognates
Replies: 871
Views: 274949

Re: False cognates

English stall and stable (noun.) The former is ultimately from PIE *stel- ; the latter is ultimately from PIE *steh₂- ; however, it is possible that *stel- is a root extension of *steh₂- , if *stel- is a root extension of *steh₂- , the the English words will be true cognates, though a pretty distan...
by k1234567890y
15 Jul 2022 20:38
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: False cognates
Replies: 871
Views: 274949

Re: False cognates

English stall and stable (noun.) The former is ultimately from PIE *stel- ; the latter is ultimately from PIE *steh₂- ; however, it is possible that *stel- is a root extension of *steh₂- , if *stel- is a root extension of *steh₂- , the the English words will be true cognates, though a pretty distant...
by k1234567890y
11 Jul 2022 20:05
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Lexicon milestones and discussion of lexicon growth
Replies: 561
Views: 140297

Re: Lexicon milestones and discussion of lexicon growth

Kankonian has reached 80,000 words ! Wow, that's really impressive Thanks. [<3] Although don't forget, your Urban Basanawa makes this list as well. right btw the Urban Basanawa has been renamed as Town Speech, because the old name "Urban Basanawa" is hard to justify for in-world historica...
by k1234567890y
10 Jul 2022 16:45
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Lexicon milestones and discussion of lexicon growth
Replies: 561
Views: 140297

Re: Lexicon milestones and discussion of lexicon growth

Khemehekis wrote: 10 Jul 2022 01:54 Kankonian has reached 80,000 words!
Wow, that's really impressive
by k1234567890y
24 Jun 2022 19:48
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: If you were to write one novel...
Replies: 35
Views: 8888

Re: If you were to write one novel...

I already have ideas: one of them is a girl that was caught by alien cyborgs and converted into one of them before her birth, but she ran away and tried to fight against those alien cyborgs
by k1234567890y
23 Jun 2022 17:46
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Reverse CBB Lexicon Building
Replies: 31
Views: 8458

Re: Reverse CBB Lexicon Building

takan /ta'kan/ -- an adjective diminished, shortened Next: ɴ̯ʏɴα (human approximation /d̼ɯ̞dã/) - verb/noun connected with water v. to cry(tears) I am not sure if this fits your needs, alternatively v. to, wash, bathe, ablute n. bath, laundry, ablution or v. to swim, float next: s-h-d verb/noun con...
by k1234567890y
09 Mar 2022 23:44
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: False cognates
Replies: 871
Views: 274949

Re: False cognates

Ancient Egyptian dšrt (deshret) "Red One" v.s. English desert

Remark: Deshret is an Ancient Egyptian word used to indicate the desert area outside of "kemet", the fertile Nile river basin
by k1234567890y
26 Feb 2022 15:56
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: False cognates
Replies: 871
Views: 274949

Re: False cognates

Of those 22... four , nearly 20%, are words for pointy sticks (posts, spikes, spears, etc)! And all four begin with sC-clusters. [from the other direction: 4 out of 12 u-stems with initial sC clusters are words for pointy sticks!] This seems way too much to be a coincidence! But it also doesn't see...
by k1234567890y
26 Feb 2022 15:49
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: Today I learned ...
Replies: 83
Views: 71046

Re: Today I learned ...

The word for "frost" in Germanic and Slavic languages are more consistent, in that there are usually cognates with similar concepts in closely related languages; while there's no such consistency in Romance languages.
by k1234567890y
11 Dec 2021 05:06
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: False friends and other unfortunate coincidences
Replies: 835
Views: 235312

Re: False friends and other unfortunate coincidences

Japanese [o̞ɾe̞] "I, me(masculine)" v.s. Guarani ore /oˈɾe/ "we(exclusive), our"
by k1234567890y
20 Nov 2021 19:00
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: False friends and other unfortunate coincidences
Replies: 835
Views: 235312

Re: False friends and other unfortunate coincidences

Gutnish päiku "girl" v.s. Swedish pojke "boy"

Not sure if they are cognates though

Also

Gutnish sårken "boy" v.s. Manchu sargan "woman, wife"
by k1234567890y
30 Oct 2021 03:03
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: False cognates
Replies: 871
Views: 274949

Re: False cognates

English pork
Maori poaka "pig, pork"
by k1234567890y
31 Jul 2021 08:10
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: False cognates
Replies: 871
Views: 274949

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: 871
Views: 274949

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: 835
Views: 235312

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: 871
Views: 274949

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: 131
Views: 75620

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: 871
Views: 274949

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: 131
Views: 75620

Re: Surprising cognates

English Wales, Gaul, Walloon, Wallachia