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No. 67538
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In your language, what do you think is a weird combination of things that are called the same?

In German, both of these pictures show a Bremse, and I'm sure there are lots more to find if I start looking.
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No. 67539 Kontra
>>67538
Inb4 cock
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No. 67542
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Both of these pictures show four bats.
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No. 67544
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Like homonyms or something? Кран is probably the weirdest.
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No. 67546
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>>67544
The difference between polysemantic words and homonyms is that polysemantic words have several lexical meanings related in meaning, and homonyms are different words that coincide in sound and spelling, but have nothing in common semantically.
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No. 67547
>>67544
Funny, in German you can also call it "Kran", though that's pretty dialect-y.
But "Hahn" is also the same word as is used for a rooster.
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No. 67551
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>>67547
That's not surprising, this word was adopted from German or Dutch where it means crane (same shape of neck).
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No. 67553
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I've a good one. In french, "une fraise" is a strawberry, a ruff and a tool at the same time.
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No. 67555
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Picture 1: Mutter
Picture 2: Mutter
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No. 67556
>>67538
Marriage and defect are both called "brak". First comes from Old Church Slavonic, second from Middle Low German.

>>67551
>this word was adopted from German or Dutch where it means crane (same shape of neck).
About which I didn't know before, so I had no idea what these two mechanisms have in common.
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No. 67557
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>>67555
Porca
Porca
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No. 67559
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>>67557
Nut
Nut
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No. 67560
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Schlange
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No. 67562
>>67555
>Mutter
We call it "Anyacsavar" which is "Mother-screw"
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No. 67563
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Actually these have different etymons, but got merged in Old East Slavic (due to the ɔ̃ - u merger).
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No. 67564
>>67563
Imagine Robin Hood shooting with onions
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No. 67565
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>>67562
>>67559
>>67557
>>67555
I see a big conspiracy
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No. 67567
>>67564
There's an old joke that goes like, "What has eggs and luk, but isn't a pie? Answer: Robin Hood". Testicles are called eggs in Russian.
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No. 67571
>>67567
I hear it for the first time. :D

Also I propose another linguistic autism. Complex concepts which fit into one word in your language. Like famous "dejavu" in French.
Anglos are allowed to use phrasal verbs to compensate lack of suffixes and prefixes.
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No. 67573
I remember once this Ukrainian guy explaining to me all the meanings of the word klooch

Apparently it means key, source of water, formation of birds and some other shit
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No. 67575
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>>67571
>Complex concepts which fit into one word in your language. Like famous "dejavu" in French.
It's two words that translate litterally to "already seen". Most overhyped concept in french since germans using "Rendezvous" to talk about a date.
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No. 67576
>>67575
We say "Verabredung", Monsieur "I call a simple receipt a Billet"
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No. 67579
>>67577
In reality, people say date when it's about getting into a relationship.

Also Billet makes me think of Austria/Vienna

Gebn's a billet, bitschön?
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No. 67580
>>67567
> Testicles are called eggs
Same

>>67571
> Complex concepts which fit into one word in your language.
Germany has entered the chat
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No. 67587
>>67571
Bogan. It's one of those words that doesn't translate half as well as people think it does. Kind of the same way that Gopnik represents an entire cultural concept in all its complexity while foreigners only get the surface level of it being in effect a Russian eshay/chav/etc. There's lots of unspoken context caught up in that word man, it does a lot of lifting.
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No. 67593
>>67571
Heimat
Sehnsucht

afaik both terms don't have any analogues in other languages that encompass the same feels and understanding
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No. 67596
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Pferdeschwanz
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No. 67597
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No. 67610
Using chinese would be cheating because it's full of homophones. But I know a rather interesting case:
燕 (yàn): hirundinidae
咽 (yàn): to take into the stomach through the throat. Written as 燕 in ancient chinese.
The interesting part is that english word swallow also has both meanings.

Could it be related? The bird gulping action is pretty eye catching. But verb swallow is from proto-germanic *swelgan/*swelhan while noun swallow is from proto-germanic *swalwon so it seems like a coincidence.
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No. 67612
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>>67610
How do people with poor aural skills even talk Chinese? Or have they gone extinct in your population due to natural selection?
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No. 67614
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>>67612
These aren't homonyms. The tones are different. They are as easy to tell apart for native speakers as different vowels or consonants. You may find tones mysterious but it's only because Russian language isn't tonal. Vietnamese, Laotian or Thai native speakers will find Mandarin tones very simple.
Tones aren't something special. Almost half of languages in WALS are tonal. And I'm sure there're tonal languages missing in their database, like Limburgian and Central Franconian. Tones are important partly because they encode grammatical information. I'll keep using the 咽 example: if it's pronounced yàn, it's a verb meaning "to swallow". If it's pronounced yān, it's a noun meaning "throat".
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