There are many words that, despite their origin in different language histories, sound very similar to one another. These are called false cognates¹: For instance, while the Hebrew word חוצפה chutzpah means “impudence,” its Classical Arabic cognate حصافة ḥaṣāfah means “sound judgment.” But not often (perhaps never) do false cognates, with different etymologies, also possess similar meanings. There… Continue reading On The Possible Arabic Etymology Of Selo
I’m boring, I don’t drink anymore. But when I did and it was 10am, it was brandy. Preferably rakija. Only the best. — Tony Hrvatska 🇭🇷🇯🇪 (@tonybalogna) August 23, 2018 This is quite possibly the greatest philosophical question of all time, and something that I will probably have to decide coming up very shortly. No,… Continue reading Should I Move To The Selo?