Shift #11

to calculate, count → to tell

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Realization
Type Derivation
Language Zulu
Lexeme 1 ɓala
Lexeme 2 ɓalisa
Meaning 1 count, calculate, take into account
Direction
Meaning 2 cause to count, reciunt the details of one`s personal affairs
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Comment Haser 2000, 181
Realization
Type Derivation
Language Hungarian
Lexeme 1 számol
Lexeme 2 beszámol
Meaning 1 count, render/give an account of something
Direction
Meaning 2 give an account of something, relate something
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Comment Haser 2000, 181
Realization
Type Derivation
Language Modern Hebrew
Lexeme 1 mispar
Lexeme 2 mesapér
Meaning 1 number
Direction
Meaning 2 narrator
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Comment Haser 2000, 181
Realization
Type Polysemy
Language Nahuatl
Lexeme pōhua
Meaning 1 count something
Direction
Meaning 2 read something, recount, relate, or give account of something
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Comment Haser 2000, 182
Realization
Type Borrowing
Language 1 Latin
Language 2 German
Lexeme 1 ratio
Lexeme 2 Rede
Meaning 1 count
Meaning 2 speech
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Comment Possibly Indo-European cognates.
Realization
Type Polysemy
Language Portuguese
Lexeme contar
Meaning 1 to reckon
Meaning 2 to tell, to narrate
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Comment Also in Spanish contar ‘to count’, ‘to narrate’.
Realization
Type Polysemy
Language Ancient Hebrew
Lexeme sippēr
Meaning 1 to count out, count over again mī-yəsappēr šəḥāḳīm bə-ḥokmā (Job 38:37) 'who counts the clouds by wisdom?';
Direction
Meaning 2 to report, tell wa-yyaḥălom ʕod ḥălom ʔaḥēr wa-yəsappēr ʔoto lə-ʔeḥāw (Gen. 37: 9) 'and he dreamed also another dream, and he narrated it to his brothers'
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Comment (HALOT 766).
Realization
Type Derivation
Language German
Lexeme 1 zählen
Lexeme 2 erzählen
Meaning 1 to count
Meaning 2 to tell, to narrate
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Comment Cf. Engl. tale, also obs. ‘number’.
Realization
Type Derivation
Language French
Lexeme 1 compter
Lexeme 2 raconter
Meaning 1 to reckon
Meaning 2 to tell, to narrate
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Comment Also Ital. contare ‘count’, raccontare ‘narrate’
Realization
Type Polysemy
Language Old Uighur
Lexeme са-
Meaning 1 to count
Meaning 2 to speak
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Comment ЭСТЯ 7, 124
Realization
Type Cognates
Language 1 Old Norse
Language 2 Swedish
Lexeme 1 telja
Lexeme 2 tälja
Meaning 1 to speak
Direction
Meaning 2 to count
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Comment cf the Old Icel. tal 'number; speech'
Realization
Type Polysemy
Language Malayalam
Lexeme ennuka
Meaning 1 count, number
Direction
Meaning 2 esteem, relate
Reference
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Comment Haser 2000, 181
Realization
Type Polysemy
Language Sumerian
Lexeme šit, šid
Meaning 1 calculate, count
Direction
Meaning 2 tell, recite
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Comment Haser 2000, 181
Realization
Type Polysemy
Language Saamic
Lexeme lǫkkâ-
Meaning 1 count
Direction
Meaning 2 tell, say
Reference
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Comment Haser 2000, 181