False cognates

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Re: False cognates

Post by Aszev » Sun 10 Jun 2018, 18:02

English Ferris wheel (from the person G.W.G. Ferris)

Swe/Dan/Nor pariserhjul (from the city of Paris)
Sound change works in mysterious ways.

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Re: False cognates

Post by All4Ɇn » Sun 10 Jun 2018, 20:04

Aszev wrote:
Sun 10 Jun 2018, 18:02
English Ferris wheel (from the person G.W.G. Ferris)

Swe/Dan/Nor pariserhjul (from the city of Paris)
Oh wow that's a really interesting one!
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Re: False cognates

Post by Shemtov » Tue 19 Jun 2018, 21:24

:lat: IOVE /jowe/ "To Jupiter" :isr: The Tetragrammaton according to Genesius; both are /jVwe/ sequences.
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Re: False cognates

Post by Shemtov » Wed 20 Jun 2018, 00:46

:ind: पैसा /pɛsa/"Unit of Indian currency" :esp: Peso "Unit of currency in many Hispanic countries"
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