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The most common combination of letters that is used for a word... What is that called? And is there a dictionary of that?

An example is... Pineapple... If you look at the word pineapple in all the different languages of the world,the most common word used for it is: anano

I would like to know what the most commonly spelled word is across all languages where there is a commonality.

Has this been done already? Or am I going to have to go figure it out for every single word all in my own?

It is my hope that someone has created a composite language that is comprised of the most commonly used spellings across all of the languages. I was hoping that that was what they did with Esperanto but: no, that is not what they did.

I've tried searching for this but the idea is so different than the most common questions that are asked on Google that I'm not able to find an answer. Is there a special term that is used for this? What is the most commonly used word for any word across all languages?

Please, try to figure out what I'm asking... Because it is more obscure than one would think.

Thank you!

  • I guess I'm looking for a multi-lingual cognate dictionary that gives the most common cognate used across the most common languages? – Bellsebub Apr 5 at 9:00
  • Yes, that's how you should describe what you're looking for. If you group words for a given object by cognates, which group has the biggest piece of the pie. – Luke Sawczak Apr 5 at 10:29
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    Wiktionary > en > pineapple > Translations > fruit – Adam Bittlingmayer Apr 5 at 11:50
  • Anano or anana? How did you find "anano". I'm interested. – Quidam Nov 20 at 4:03
  • Did you check the PIE roots? Is you goal to use it for a conlang? I'd like to know why this question. – Quidam Nov 20 at 4:08

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