False cognates

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Re: False cognates

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ɶʙ ɞʛ wrote: 15 Apr 2021 05:51 Of course, any "cognate" between a natlang and an a priori conlang is guaranteed to be false.
Fixed that for you.
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Re: False cognates

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:lat: grandō "hail" & :ita: grandine "hail"
:esp: :por: granizo "hail"

Although it's not entirely sure where the Spanish word comes from, it's phonetically difficult for granizo to be derived from the Latin and is most likely a combination of the word grano (grain) and the suffix -izo. The evolution of this term into meaning hail may be due to influence from the Latin though. The Portuguese use of the word is a direct borrowing from Spanish.
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Re: False cognates

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:isr: מַצָּה matzo "matzo" vs. :ell: μᾶζᾰ mâza "barley bread"
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Re: False cognates

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Latin Gallia "Gaul" v.s. French Gaule "Gaul"
I prefer to not be referred to with masculine pronouns and nouns such as “he/him/his”.
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