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Ciarán12 wrote:Osias wrote:Nunca vi essa palavra em mais de 40 anos, acho que nem o Michel Temer usa.
Além disso, alguns dos livros dele que eu li eram "traduções" em português de Portugal (que são mais fáceis achar aqui as vezes), talvez seja uma palavra mais comum lá em Portugal.
OldBoring wrote:It's a well-known fact that Paulo Coelho's books are "translated" into Portuguese Portuguese for the Portugal's market. I'm surprised Osias is surprised.
Osias wrote:Saramago books are published here with no alterations.
Homine.Sardu wrote:Simply comparing them with Latin.
Ciarán12 wrote:The idea is for this thread to be along the lines of the "True False Friends" thread, but for actual cognates. Any that you find strange, unexpected or interesting are welcome, but only actual cognates please, no folk etymologies, coincidences or crack-pot theories.
linguoboy wrote:Maybe you could post them to the Random Language Thread?
There also used to be a thread for chance resemblances between languages where the meaning was the same but I can't remember what it was called.
Linguaphile wrote:Seriously? Or are you being sarcastic here?
I still don't understand why you don't just point out the attested etymology (or lack of one, depending on the thread and the situation) when you have it, as part of a discussion, instead of telling people they should post elsewhere. In this case I think Homine.Sardu did think all of his words were cognates (therefore, was posting in the right place as far as he knew) and to be fair, at least half of them are cognates and appropriate here. Your etymological info about the other half was useful. Why not just leave it at that instead of saying "that's not what this thread is for" etc?
It's not like people can move their own posts to a different thread after you have replied telling them where you think they should have posted it.
If I were a new user here and saw so many previous comments basically saying "you shouldn't have posted this", I would hesitate to post at all. Even as a user who has been posting here for quite a while, I'm getting really close.
vijayjohn wrote:Linguaphile wrote:Seriously? Or are you being sarcastic here?
He's being sarcastic.
vijayjohn wrote:Because that's not what it was created for and otherwise, it just gets really cluttered and disorganized.
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