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Similarity Between Numbers in Irish and Persian/Farsi

A haon = یک (yek)

A dó = دو (do)

A trí = سه (se)

A ceathair = چهار (châhâr)

A cúig = پنج (Panj)

A sé = شش (shesh)

A seacht = هفت (haft)

A hocht = هشت (hasht)

A naoi = نه (noh)

A deich = ده (dah)

June 13, 2015

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/galaxyrocker

I mean. the languages are related...


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/HeavenlyYaksha

They are both Indo-European.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/MaeeSafaee

Thank you for posting this, Mr. Similarity Finder! :D


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/HeavenlyYaksha

You're welcome, ma'am!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Knoxienne

This post really makes me want Persian here! <3 <3 <3


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/HeavenlyYaksha

A lot of us have applied, but still haven't received any responses. We are eager, though, to contribute to a Persian course.

We've started a 'prototype' on Memrise.

You can start by learning the alphabet and some phrases.

Good luck.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/greenq
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Numerals are the most unchangeable part of speech in any language. Thus this similarity is not so surprising.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Proto-Indo-European_numerals


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/HeavenlyYaksha

I am quite aware :) I am a linguistics major. I just never got the chance to learn a Celtic language, up until now, and see the similarities between Irish and my native language.

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