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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.