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Re: True false friends 2

Postby Naava » 2020-07-09, 17:56

linguoboy wrote:
Linguaphile wrote:(fi) koti home
(et) koti bag

Koti tripped me up because I kept confusing it with kota and wanted to translate it as "hut" rather than "home".

Well, it does come from kota! :) According to this site, it is said it comes from the plural declensions of kota such as kotiin (pl illative) and kodissa (pl inessive).

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Re: True false friends 2

Postby Linguaphile » 2020-07-10, 21:51

(fi) rakennus building; construction
(et) rakendus appliance; application; app

(fi) viisas wise
(et) viisakas polite

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Re: True false friends 2

Postby Brzeczyszczykiewicz » 2020-07-11, 1:27

dona - woman
dona - doughnut / donut
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Re: True false friends 2

Postby Linguaphile » 2020-07-13, 15:06

(fi) viineri Danish pastry
(et) viiner wiener, small boiled sausage

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Re: True false friends 2

Postby linguoboy » 2020-07-29, 20:52

(ca) agalla oak gall
(es) agalla gill

(cy) galar grief
(ga) galar illness
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Re: True false friends 2

Postby Luís » 2020-08-01, 9:50

(cy) galar grief
(ga) galar illness

(pt) galar to ogle, to copulate (used for birds)
Quot linguas calles, tot homines vales

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Re: True false friends 2

Postby linguoboy » 2020-08-01, 20:47

Doing Duolingo's Scottish Gaelic tree now and there are some interesting cairde bréige

(gd) gruagach maiden
(ga) gruagach shaggy uncouth person, sasquatch, ogre, brownie

(Both from Old Irish grúag "hair of the head".)

(gd) greannach grumpy
(ga) greannach irritated; irritating

(The Irish word can also mean "amusing", but that's from a different root and the more usual derivation is greannmhar. Irish words for "grumpy" include cancrach, which really looks to me like it should have something to do with cancer.)
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Re: True false friends 2

Postby linguoboy » 2020-08-02, 19:58

Okay, this is tripping me up now, too.

In Irish, the 3S past tense form of "to be" is bhí, dependent form raibh.

In Scottish Gaelic, bi is the dependent form of the future tense bidh. So whenever I see a sentence that starts with with chan bhi "will not be", my first instinct is to translate it as "wasn't".
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