Surprising cognates

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Re: Surprising cognates

Post by GoshDiggityDangit » 03 Oct 2019 06:24

k1234567890y wrote:
02 Oct 2019 06:18
English clan and English plant
Nah, really?

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Re: Surprising cognates

Post by Zekoslav » 03 Oct 2019 13:58

GoshDiggityDangit wrote:
03 Oct 2019 06:24
k1234567890y wrote:
02 Oct 2019 06:18
English clan and English plant
Nah, really?
It's true! Old Irish had no /p/, and before it ended up common enough in loanwords to be borrowed as it is, it was usually borrowed as /k/.
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Re: Surprising cognates

Post by Shemtov » 15 Dec 2019 19:49

:eng: "G-d" "Futile"
Both from PIE *ǵʰew. In Latin it got the meaning "Leaky", and then in Old French "Pointless". In PGrm, it meant "One for whom Libations are poured"
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Re: Surprising cognates

Post by Xonen » 18 Jan 2020 16:19

So, according to Aszev's post in another thread, we have:

:lat: cavāre 'excavate', 'hollow out', 'perforate', 'pierce'
:fin: kaveri 'friend', 'buddy'

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Re: Surprising cognates

Post by Aszev » 20 Jan 2020 12:45

Xonen wrote:
18 Jan 2020 16:19
So, according to Aszev's post in another thread, we have:

:lat: cavāre 'excavate', 'hollow out', 'perforate', 'pierce'
:fin: kaveri 'friend', 'buddy'
As I understood it, the cognate would be the verb kaveerata, with kaveri being originally unrelated but later affecting the sense of kaveerata, shifting it from 'chat' to 'be friends with'.
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