01/26/2020 (Sun) 00:17:29
>Romance languages have even more "false" cognates with Arabic that are very similar.
Iberian languages are full of actual cognates. The "al" particle is everywhere -otherwise rice (arroz) would be just roz or something like that- and Inshallah became the Portuguese oxalá and Spanish ojalá, with the same meaning. The former is antiquated, appearing in older translations of the Bible, but coincidentally an African pagan spirit with a Yoruba name is called by the exact same word.