Surprising cognates

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GrandPiano
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Re: Surprising cognates

Post by GrandPiano » Tue 07 Aug 2018, 17:15

:eng: puppy and :eng: puppet

Puppy is likely from Middle French poupée "doll, toy", and puppet is apparently from Middle French poupette, the diminutive of poupée.
:eng: - Native
:chn: - B2
:esp: - A2
:jpn: - A2
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Re: Surprising cognates

Post by Shemtov » Sun 21 Oct 2018, 02:02

Per the False Cognate thread:
:eng: <what> and <quote>.
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Re: Surprising cognates

Post by Nortaneous » Tue 23 Oct 2018, 15:46

oh are we doing loanwords now. we can do loanwords

Palauan bangderang 'flag' ~ Latin funda 'sling'
Palauan barb 'valve' ~ Old Armenian gełdz 'yew tree'
Palauan kusarang 'spoon' ~ English cochlea
Palauan hon 'book' ~ Korean jabonjuui 'capitalism'

Tocharian B tmāne 'myriad' ~ banzai ~ Tyumen (city in Russia)
Tocharian B onkolma 'elephant' ~ Zhuang ngaz 'ivory' (probably)
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Re: Surprising cognates

Post by Birdlang » Sat 03 Nov 2018, 13:19

Portuguese bandeira, Spanish bandera —> Indonesian/Malay/Javanese bendera, Palauan bangderang, Tagalog bandila/bandera, Cebuano bandila, Sundanese bandera, English banner.
Sanskrit kalapati —> Sundanese japati, Indonesian and Javanese merpati, Tagalog kalapati, Cebuano salampati, other cognates in other Malayo-Polynesian languages, Lithuanian balandis (?), Hindi/Sindhi/Urdu kabūtar.
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