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    Cognates between modern English and modern Italian languages

    Hello

    I have noticed that modern English and modern Italian languages are having at least some cognates.
    While I speak English quite well, I only understand most Italian words, but I do not speak Italian.

    So, I will start:
    EN -------------- IT

    Cat - Gatta
    Lake - Lago
    Toast - Tostare

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    Quote Originally Posted by mihaitzateo View Post
    Hello

    I have noticed that modern English and modern Italian languages are having at least some cognates.
    While I speak English quite well, I only understand most Italian words, but I do not speak Italian.

    So, I will start:
    EN -------------- IT

    Cat - Gatta
    Lake - Lago
    Toast - Tostare

    Cat comes from Latin Cattus, Lake from Latin Lacus, Toast from Latin Tostare, and they all derive from Proto-Indoeuropean. There are many more such cognates.

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    Cat is a very interesting word.
    Is coming from Middle English catt,catte ,Old English catt,catte.
    Supposed to have been kattuz in ProtoGermanic.
    Obvious cognate with gatus from Latin.
    https://en.m.wiktionary.org/wiki/cat

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    Quote Originally Posted by haidahai View Post
    Dar pisică sau mâță ?
    For NonEnglish speakers,this is how you call Cat in Romanian.
    Romanian,Albanian,SerboCroatian are something like :
    mace Albanian
    mačka SerboCrotia
    Mâtză Romanian
    So these are pre-ThracoDacian words from people that were here before ThracoDacians came
    pisica is another term in Romanian but not used everywhere in Romania.Cognate with Kurdish pisîk.
    My explanation:
    Dacians took Cats from Persia/Iran.
    Some Central Asia Turkic but not Turks have a term close.
    Explanation:
    They also took cats from Persia/Iran.

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    More cognates between modern English and modern Italian:

    IT ------------------ EN

    Abilità ------- Ability
    Brevità
    --------- Brevity
    Città — City
    Durabilità — Durability
    Felicità — Felicity
    Generosità — Generosity
    Maturità — Maturity
    Pubblicità — Publicity
    Qualità — Quality
    Università — University

    Memorabile --- Memorable

    Adorabile — Adorable
    Accettabile — Acceptable
    Credibile — Credible
    Eccitabile — Excitable
    Flessibile — Flexible
    Impossibile — Impossible
    Possibile — Possible
    Responsabile — Responsible
    Visibile — Visible
    Situazione — Situation

    Attenzione — Attention
    Celebrazione — Celebration
    Comunicazione — Communication
    Educazione — Education
    Informazione — Information
    Liberazione — Liberation
    Organizzazione — Organization
    Popolazione — Population
    Reazione — Reaction
    Probabilmente — Probably



    Brevemente — Briefly
    Costantemente — Constantly
    Direttamente — Directly
    Generalmente — Generally
    Naturalmente — Naturally
    Originariamente — Originally
    Rapidamente — Rapidly
    Semplicemente — Simply
    Totalmente — Totally


    Classico — Classic


    Automatico — Automatic
    Drammatico — Dramatic
    Economico — Economic
    Elettronico — Electric
    Fantastico — Fantastic
    Ironico — Ironic
    Pacifico — Pacific
    Pubblico — Public
    Traffico — Traffic


    Ottimismo — Optimism



    Attivismo — Activism
    Bilinguismo — Bilingualism
    Eroismo — Heroism
    Mechanismo — Mechanism
    Multiculturalismo — Multiculturalism
    Narcisismo — Narcissism
    Ottimismo — Optimism
    Organismo — Organism
    Romanticismo — Romanticism
    Vandalismo — Vandalism




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