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Lexical Ambiguity
1.       emreteacher
43 posts
 24 Mar 2012 Sat 07:28 pm

I would love to see some examples of ambiguity in both languages.(Especially in English)

Here is the first example :

Waiter: ´´We don’t serve coloured people.”  

Customer: “That’s fine, I don’t eat coloured people´

 

 

2.       Mavili
236 posts
 25 Mar 2012 Sun 07:14 am

"The taillor pressed one suit in his shop and one in municipal court."

"He would pen the document himself" vs "The pen is mightier than the sword."

 

These phrases use one word that can create ambiguity.  It´d be interesting to see how to write these in Turkish. But Im still not well enough in Turkish to think of any lexical ambiguous Turkish. 

 

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3.       si++
3785 posts
 25 Mar 2012 Sun 09:02 am

 

Quoting Mavili

"The taillor pressed one suit in his shop and one in municipal court."

"He would pen the document himself" vs "The pen is mightier than the sword."

 

These phrases use one word that can create ambiguity.  It´d be interesting to see how to write these in Turkish. But Im still not well enough in Turkish to think of any lexical ambiguous Turkish. 

 

 

Here´s an example:

 

Küçük kırmızı topa vurdu.

 

Küçük kırmızı topa vurdu. = The little one hit the red ball.

Küçük kırmızı topa vurdu. = The little red one hit the ball.

Küçük kırmızı topa vurdu. = He/she hit the little red ball.

 

4.       MarioninTurkey
6124 posts
 25 Mar 2012 Sun 02:13 pm

müdür = manager

müdür? = is it/is he

 

Ayşe müdür müdür?

 

5.       emreteacher
43 posts
 25 Mar 2012 Sun 03:21 pm

“The chickens are ready to eat.”

I wonder

if ´´the chickens are ready to be eaten by someone or something´´

or

´if ´´the chickens are ready to consume food.´´

Depends on the context though.


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