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Show HN: EtymologyExplorer – word origin trees (etymologyexplorer.com)
1 point by decuran 14 days ago | hide | past | favorite | 1 comment



I made this because I'm really interested in how similar words relate to one another. I used NLP to convert written etymology paragraphs from wiktionary into a database of words and connections.

The most interesting thing has been finding Proto-Indo-European roots, like "h₂enh₁", which is a 10k-year-old reconstructed word meaning "breath", that has about 1k modern day descendants ranging from "nose" to "anemone".




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