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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.).