Philip Newton (pne) wrote,
Philip Newton
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Random thought

I recently realised that there are a Maltese and a Klingon word which not only look very similar but also mean similar things! Random inter-language coincidences such as this amuse me a lot.

The words are jitlob in Maltese (roughly, "he prays/asks for/begs") and jItlhob in Klingon ("I request/ask/plead").

In pronunciation, they're not that close (roughly, [ˈjɪtlɔp] or "YITT-lopp" in Maltese and [ʤɪˈtɬob] or "djih-TLOBE" in Klingon), but it's still interesting.

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