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Re: Multilingual false friends

Postby vijayjohn » 2017-03-16, 12:22

PfifltriggPi wrote: (fr-qc) l'auto - car
 (en-us) lotto - slang term for lottery

Urdu (ur) لوٹو / Hindi (hi) लौटो [lɔˈʈo] - turn over!

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Re: Multilingual false friends

Postby Michael » 2017-03-23, 4:05

 (sq) i,e shtrenjtë, in its colloquial pron. /ʃtɾɛi̯t/ expensive
 (en-us) straight [stɹeɪ̯t] or /st͡ʃɹeɪ̯ʔ/ (Albanian: i,e drejtë)
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Re: Multilingual false friends

Postby cHr0mChIk » 2017-03-23, 10:47

Michael wrote: (sq) i,e shtrenjtë, in its colloquial pron. /ʃtɾɛi̯t/ expensive
 (en-us) straight [stɹeɪ̯t] or /st͡ʃɹeɪ̯ʔ/ (Albanian: i,e drejtë)


For me, it sounds more like "strength" :)
وَقَالُوا لَن يَدْخُلَ الْجَنَّةَ إِلَّا مَن كَانَ هُودًا أَوْ نَصَارَىٰ ۗ تِلْكَ أَمَانِيُّهُمْ ۗ قُلْ هَاتُوا بُرْهَانَكُمْ إِن كُنتُمْ صَادِقِينَ
بَلَىٰ مَنْ أَسْلَمَ وَجْهَهُ لِلَّهِ وَهُوَ مُحْسِنٌ فَلَهُ أَجْرُهُ عِندَ رَبِّهِ وَلَا خَوْفٌ عَلَيْهِمْ وَلَا هُمْ يَحْزَنُونَ

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Re: Multilingual false friends

Postby Michael » 2017-03-23, 11:19

cHr0mChIk wrote:For me, it sounds more like "strength" :)

Yeah, but that's with the standard pronunciation of the word. In most instances in the colloquial language where postvocalic [ɲ] is followed by a consonant, it gets reduced to a mere /j/. Thus, I'm revising the original post:

 (sq) i,e shtrenjtë, in its standard pron. [ʃtɾɛɲtə] expensive
 (en-us) strength

 (sq) i,e shtrenjtë, in its colloquial pron. /ʃtɾɛjt/
 (en-us) straight
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Re: Multilingual false friends

Postby Michael » 2017-03-31, 5:56

 (sq) them I say
 (en) them (Albanian: at/a, -o)
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Re: Multilingual false friends

Postby vijayjohn » 2017-03-31, 9:34

Michael wrote: (sq) them I say
 (en) them (Albanian: at/a, -o)

Romani (rom) them - country

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Re: Multilingual false friends

Postby Michael » 2017-04-01, 21:18

 (sq) kati the floor (Greek: το πάτωμα)
 (el) κάτι something (Albanian: diçka)
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Re: Multilingual false friends

Postby Michael » 2017-04-05, 0:10

 (sq) pis dirty (Azeri: çirkli)
 (az) pis bad (Albanian: i keq, e keqe)
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Re: Multilingual false friends

Postby Michael » 2017-04-27, 21:58

 (sq) por but
 (es) (pt) por for, because of

 (sq) pra so, then
 (pt-br) pra colloquial shortening of para, "for, to, toward(s)"

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Re: Multilingual false friends

Postby iamblu » 2017-04-28, 2:35

Michael wrote: (sq) por but (Portuguese: mas; Spanish: pero)
 (es) (pt) por for, because of, by

 (sq) pra so, then (Portuguese: então)
 (pt) pra colloquial shortening of para or para a, "for, to, toward(s)"


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 (it) squisito delicious, lovely
 (pt) esquisito strange, weird

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Re: Multilingual false friends

Postby iamblu » 2017-04-28, 19:13

Vlürch wrote:Finnish (fi) kynä - pen, pencil (Portuguese: caneta)
Kazakh (kk) күнә - sin (Portuguese: pecado)

 (pt) quina: corner
 (ca) quina: what, which
In Portuguese and Catalan: qui = ki = ky

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Re: Multilingual false friends

Postby iamblu » 2017-04-28, 19:26

Kavkaz wrote: (ka) თუ (tu) - if; or
 (es) tú - you (sing.)

 (es) tu - your (sing.)
 (pt) tu - you (sing.)

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Re: Multilingual false friends

Postby Osias » 2017-04-28, 20:13

iamblu wrote: (pt) quina: corner

Also the name of a lottery.
 (es)  (fr)  (ca)  (sv)  (en-us) (pt-BR) e  (de)

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Re: Multilingual false friends

Postby cHr0mChIk » 2017-04-28, 20:30

iamblu wrote:
Kavkaz wrote: (ka) თუ (tu) - if; or
 (es) tú - you (sing.)

 (es) tu - your (sing.)
 (pt) tu - you (sing.)


Serbian (sr)/Croatian (hr) tu/ту - "here" (informal)
وَقَالُوا لَن يَدْخُلَ الْجَنَّةَ إِلَّا مَن كَانَ هُودًا أَوْ نَصَارَىٰ ۗ تِلْكَ أَمَانِيُّهُمْ ۗ قُلْ هَاتُوا بُرْهَانَكُمْ إِن كُنتُمْ صَادِقِينَ
بَلَىٰ مَنْ أَسْلَمَ وَجْهَهُ لِلَّهِ وَهُوَ مُحْسِنٌ فَلَهُ أَجْرُهُ عِندَ رَبِّهِ وَلَا خَوْفٌ عَلَيْهِمْ وَلَا هُمْ يَحْزَنُونَ

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Re: Multilingual false friends

Postby iamblu » 2017-04-29, 3:22

Osias wrote:
iamblu wrote: (pt) quina: corner

Also the name of a lottery.

And also means fivesome. Lottery got its name because it run in fifth weekday.


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