li [Adam F.] mi tulis la > Does anyone know the origins of two words "rien" and "res". > They are both > the words for "nothing" the first is French and the second > Catalan. I wonder > if they are cognates, but I can't find anything about it > online. This is for > a conlang project so I thought maybe someone would know. I don't know about "rien", but "res" looks like it comes from Latin "res" (=affair, matter, business, etc.).