Re: Real or Spurious Root Matches? (was OE *picga)

From: anthonyappleyard
Message: 16836
Date: 2002-11-22

Someone wrote:-
> Incidentally, how do _you_ explain the Chadic-Austronesian links.

Between any two completely unrelated languages, by the laws of chance
there are bound to be some accidental apparent resemblances. For
example, Latin papilio = Nahuatl papalotl = butterfly; Greek theos =
Nahuatl teotl = god.