On Thu, 14 Feb 2008 01:10:01 -0600, Eric Christopherson <[log in to unmask]> wrote: >That's cool, but might not be that strange -- the English word _sin_ >comes from the PIE root *es-, "to be", in a form meaning "that which >is". And "that which is" could also conceivably mutate into meaning a >specific entity which is believed to exist, such as a god -- cf. the >biblical "I am that am". Hmm, this reminds of the game "six degrees of separation." Maybe there could be a conlang game along the same lines - six degrees of metaphorical extension.