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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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