Re: Multilingual false friends 2
Posted: 2018-03-27, 10:47
Vlürch wrote: 神様 (kamisama) - God
kami sama - we're (exclusive) equal
I have no idea if Malay and Indonesian allow zero copulation* or not (the Wikipedia article on zero copula includes them as an example but has no actual details, nor do the individual articles mention it) or if those two words can exist next to each other in that order (one of the example sentences on Wiktionary for sama has "sama kami", though), but it's funny even if it isn't grammatically correct?
*I know "zero copulation" isn't the proper term, but it's too good a pun to miss.
h34 wrote:Forest Enets: би / bi water
би / bi fire