Shift #4

to taste ↔ to try, to attempt

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Realization
Type Polysemy
Language Swahili
Lexeme onja
Meaning 1 taste
Direction
Meaning 2 try
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Comment Haser 2000, 176, Polikanov
Realization
Type Polysemy
Language Ponapean (Pohnpeian)
Lexeme soŋ
Meaning 1 taste
Direction
Meaning 2 try, attempt
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Comment Haser 2000, 176
Realization
Type Polysemy
Language Finnish
Lexeme maistaa
Meaning 1 taste
Direction
Meaning 2 try
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Comment Haser 2000, 176
Realization
Type Polysemy
Language Macedonian
Lexeme obide
Meaning 1 to try (a dish etc)
Meaning 2 to try (fig.)
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Comment [Толовски, Иллич-Свитыч 1963: 318]
Realization
Type Polysemy
Language Amharic
Lexeme mokkärä
Meaning 1 to eat, take a mouthful, begin to eat
Direction
Meaning 2 to try, test, to try on, try out, give a trial; to attempt, make an attempt lämäsadäbəm yəmokratal 'and she [still] tries to utter insults' (K 296)
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Comment (K 296). The meaning B is primary (cp. Geez makkara 'tempt, try, test, put to the test, examine, choose by testing', LGz. 340)
Realization
Type Derivation
Language Old East Slavic
Lexeme 1 въкоусити
Lexeme 2 покуситися
Meaning 1 to taste
Direction
Meaning 2 to impinge
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Comment Срезневский 375, 1120
Realization
Type Polysemy
Language German
Lexeme probieren
Meaning 1 'durch eine Kostprobe den Geschmack von etw. pruerfen' [Duden 3014] diesen Wein mussst du unbedingt probieren [Duden 3014]
"You surely must try this wine."
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Meaning 2 'versuchen, ob etw. moeglich, durchfuehbar ist' [Dudeen 3014] Lasst mich mal probieren, das Feuer anzuzünden. (Duden 3014)
"Let me try to make fire."
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Comment
Realization
Type Polysemy
Language Russian
Lexeme probovat'
Meaning 1 to try Повар пробует суп.
"The cook is trying soup"
Meaning 2 to try Вася пробовал чинить приемник, но у него не получилось.
"Vasia tried to fix the radio, but he could do nothing"
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Comment semantic calque from the Germ. Probieren
Realization
Type Polysemy
Language Kilivila
Lexeme -yosikola-
Meaning 1 taste
Direction
Meaning 2 try
Reference
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Comment Haser 2000, 176
Realization
Type Polysemy
Language Quechua
Lexeme mal˜i-
Meaning 1 taste
Direction
Meaning 2 test, try
Reference
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Comment Haser 2000, 176
Realization
Type Polysemy
Language Japanese
Lexeme tamesu
Meaning 1 taste
Direction
Meaning 2 test, try
Reference
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Comment Haser 2000, 176
Realization
Type Polysemy
Language Nahuatl
Lexeme yecoa:tla
Meaning 1 try or taste something (a dish, food)
Direction
Meaning 2 do something, make an effort
Reference
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Comment Haser 2000, 176
Realization
Type Polysemy
Language Maya
Lexeme tumtah
Meaning 1 taste
Direction
Meaning 2 try
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Comment Haser 2000, 176
Realization
Type Polysemy
Language Malagasy
Lexeme manàndrana
Meaning 1 taste
Direction
Meaning 2 try
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Comment Haser 2000, 176
Realization
Type Polysemy
Language Timogon-Murut
Lexeme kinam (maŋ- -in)
Meaning 1 taste
Direction
Meaning 2 try
Reference
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Comment Haser 2000, 176