Технік-радіольщик Мокроголовенко (hector_von_kyiv) wrote in linguaphiles,
Технік-радіольщик Мокроголовенко
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lexical bifurcations

Could everyone please provide examples of cases in which a certain language makes certain lexical distinction which some other language does not make?

E.g.
English (finger/toe), French (doigt/orteil), German (Finger/Zehe)
vs
Ukrainian (палець), Russian (палец)

Just mention a language pair (or more than a pair) and a similar case in them.

I realize that there might be a huge number of such examples, but I just want to gather a few dozens of them, especially in more "exotic" languages.

Thanks in advance.
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