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Comments #9810661:


Isdaril

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@Diogo Yeah well in French we got some words coming from silva like 'sylvestre', which means from the forest or 'sylviculture' (we somehow replaced the 'i' with a 'y' along the way though)... But it only means forest for us and it has a tranquil ring to it while 'jungle' has a savage ring to it.

That being said, the word savage ('sauvage' in french) seems to come from silva too so I guess it can have that meaning for us too.





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