- Is homophonic heterograph the correct term? I know that it doesn't restrict them to this question's only target: chance overlaps. See Linguistics: An Introduction to Language and Communication (2017 7 ed), p. 306.
In establishing genetic relationships among languages, then, one must exclude words that may have been borrowed and are therefore not part of a common inheritance. [...]
Chance Overlap in Sound and Meaning
The fact that languages often have similarities in sound structure and have words for common objects yields a significant probability that there will be accidental overlaps in sound-meaning correspondences between them. For example, all languages have a low vowel (such as a), and most have i and/or u vowels; most languages have t, k, and p and the nasal consonants n and m.
- Where can I find such lists: see my red "side highlight" beneath? It's from John McWhorter PhD Linguistics (Stanford)'s The Power of Babel (2003), pp. 226-227.