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Re: Multilingual True Friends

Postby Levike » 2015-09-25, 22:08

 (hu) Parancsolat - Commandment

 (ro) Porunca - Commandment

They both come from "porončiti".

I first thought Hungarian took it from Romanian 'cause "Porunca" looked like a Latin word to me.
Even bigger was the surprise when I read that both languages got it from Slavic.
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Re: Multilingual True Friends

Postby melski » 2015-10-01, 20:02

A cool one I've just discovered in the The Person After Me (multilingual) thread :

 (lld) ei - yes
 (wls) ei - yes
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Re: Multilingual True Friends

Postby vijayjohn » 2015-10-02, 0:28

melski wrote:A cool one I've just discovered in the The Person After Me (multilingual) thread :

 (lld) ei - yes
 (wls) ei - yes

Japanese (ja) [Kansai dialect] ええ ee - yes; good

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Re: Multilingual True Friends

Postby OldBoring » 2015-10-02, 1:27

 (yue.Hant) hai - yes
 (ja) はい hai - yes

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Re: Multilingual True Friends

Postby Olinguito » 2015-10-02, 5:48

vijayjohn wrote:
melski wrote:A cool one I've just discovered in the The Person After Me (multilingual) thread :

 (lld) ei - yes
 (wls) ei - yes

Japanese (ja) [Kansai dialect] ええ ee - yes; good

Tswana (tn) ee – yes

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Re: Multilingual True Friends

Postby vijayjohn » 2015-10-02, 19:51

Olinguito wrote:
vijayjohn wrote:
melski wrote:A cool one I've just discovered in the The Person After Me (multilingual) thread :

 (lld) ei - yes
 (wls) ei - yes

Japanese (ja) [Kansai dialect] ええ ee - yes; good

Tswana (tn) ee – yes

Lnuismk (mic) e' - yes

Greenlandic (kl) illu - house
Telugu (te) ఇల్లు /illu/ - house

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Re: Multilingual True Friends

Postby IpseDixit » 2015-10-07, 10:43

melski wrote:A cool one I've just discovered in the The Person After Me (multilingual) thread :

 (lld) ei - yes
 (wls) ei - yes


That's a very cool coincidence indeed. :lol:

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Re: Multilingual True Friends

Postby OldBoring » 2015-10-07, 11:51

IpseDixit wrote:
melski wrote:A cool one I've just discovered in the The Person After Me (multilingual) thread :

 (lld) ei - yes
 (wls) ei - yes


That's a very cool coincidence indeed. :lol:

Ecco perché in un post che mi hai citato hai risposto con "ei" invece di "sì"!

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Re: Multilingual True Friends

Postby vijayjohn » 2015-10-07, 14:13

IpseDixit wrote:
melski wrote:A cool one I've just discovered in the The Person After Me (multilingual) thread :

 (lld) ei - yes
 (wls) ei - yes


That's a very cool coincidence indeed. :lol:

Whereas in Malayalam, [eːj] with a low falling pitch seems to mean something more like 'nah'. :P I guess that would make it at least close to being a true friend with:

Finnish (fi) ei - no, not, 3SG.NEG
Estonian (et) ei - no, not
Veps (vep) ei - not, 3.NEG (not sure whether it can mean 'no' or not)
Icelandic (is) ei - not
Faroese (fo) ei - not (although note that this one is apparently pronounced [aj] whereas I think all the others are [ej])

Is <ei> pronounced [ej] in Ladin, too?

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Re: Multilingual True Friends

Postby IpseDixit » 2015-10-07, 18:32

vijayjohn wrote:Is <ei> pronounced [ej] in Ladin, too?


Yep!

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Re: Multilingual True Friends

Postby Levike » 2015-10-12, 10:26

 (hu) ostoba

 (en) stupid

Right now I was translating something in the Translations subforum and whilst writing "ostoba" I looked at it and thought "Hmm, there's an 'st' in it... just like in stupid...".

I also remembered the word "iskola" (school) that while being borrowed got an "ï" added to the beginning.
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Re: Multilingual True Friends

Postby IpseDixit » 2015-10-12, 11:06

Levike wrote: (hu) ostoba

 (en) stupid

Right now I was translating something in the Translations subforum and whilst writing "ostoba" I looked at it and thought "Hmm, there's an 'st' in it... just like in stupid...".


You've got very lax paramenters for what it's considered a true friend. :lol:

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Re: Multilingual True Friends

Postby Levike » 2015-10-12, 11:12

IpseDixit wrote:
Levike wrote: (hu) ostoba

 (en) stupid

You've got very lax paramenters for what it's considered a true friend. :lol:

I just looked it up and "ostoba" actually comes from the Latin word for "stupid".

Therefore they're related, it's not a coincidence. :yep:
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Re: Multilingual True Friends

Postby languagepotato » 2015-10-13, 22:18

 (lt) labas - hi
 (ar-MA) labas - howdy
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very comfortable:  (en-US)
somewhat comfortable:  (de)  (es)  (af)
forgetting:  (fr)  (ar-arb)
touristy level:  (ro)  (sv) (ber) (pl)
someday hopefully:  (ja)  (sq)  (cs)  (tr) and many others

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Re: Multilingual True Friends

Postby Mutusen » 2015-10-14, 12:15

French: quéquette - childish word for "penis"
Slovak: keket - a variant of kokot, "dick" (although I've heard it only in the meaning "stupid person"). I'm not sure if it's more or less vulgar than kokot.
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Re: Multilingual True Friends

Postby IpseDixit » 2016-01-01, 13:47

 (pt) medida - measure
 (es) medida - measure
 (he) מדידה (medida) - measure

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Re: Multilingual True Friends

Postby Kiani » 2016-01-02, 20:28

The first two words probably have no relation to the third, but this little trio caused me to exclaim "Oh!" rather loudly while studying Croatian on a train today (and get quite a few stares...).

 (gu) બતક (bathak') duck
 (in) बतख़ (battakh) duck
 (sr)  (hr)  (bs) patak (патак) drake

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Re: Multilingual True Friends

Postby Michael » 2016-01-02, 20:53

IpseDixit wrote: (pt) medida - measure
 (es) medida - measure
 (he) מדידה (medida) - measure

Could the Hebrew word be a borrowing from Ladino?
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Re: Multilingual True Friends

Postby IpseDixit » 2016-01-02, 21:00

Michael wrote:
IpseDixit wrote: (pt) medida - measure
 (es) medida - measure
 (he) מדידה (medida) - measure

Could the Hebrew word be a borrowing from Ladino?


Didn't think of that!

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Re: Multilingual True Friends

Postby IpseDixit » 2016-01-03, 10:28

 (lld) jejun - fast (the abstention from food)
 (pt) jejum - fast (the abstention from food)

Yeah I know, true friends between Romance languages occur all the time but this one was quite unexpected.


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