Does English “slow” relate to “slough” (swamp)

Reply Fri 21 Jun, 2019 04:05 am
Does English "slow" relate to "slough" (swamp) by analogy with "plow" and "plough", "bow" and "bough", "enow" and "enough"?

People are slow when they walk in slough in my opinion.

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Reply Fri 21 Jun, 2019 05:11 am
Once again, no. As I tried to explain to you before:
No. Different linguistic root entirely. English vocabulary is not really subject to rational analysis β€” the words are derived from so many different tongues, the spellings have changed over the years, and many of the meanings have been altered as well. Check out an online dictionary of Indo-European roots.
Reply Sat 22 Jun, 2019 02:10 pm
I think he's just trying to occupy you Wink

NickTheodorov: words sounding alike doesn't suggest they have the same and/or similar meaning/interpretation.
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Reply Sat 22 Jun, 2019 08:12 pm
The two words do not sound rhe same, either. The word slow rhymes wirh go. The word slough rhymes with cow. They are not even close. This member has a serious problem with false cognates; what the French call faux amis, false friends.
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Reply Sat 22 Jun, 2019 09:46 pm
No, more.

Slowing down the slough
Smells like holy cow
Theodorov is voicing
The odor of it now

Finding false cognates
While the swamp ablates
People come rejoicing
He's arrived of late
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