Wikidata:Property proposal/cognate

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   Under discussion
DescriptionLexeme in another language derived from the same word in an old language
Representscognate (Q690548)
Data typeLexeme
Example 1hound (L6419)hund (L31499)
Example 2bryn (L252176)brow (L16178)
Example 3father (L3624)père (L2245)
See alsoderived from (P5191)


Etymological information is conveyed by the derived from (P5191) property. Parallel to this we could establish a property, the proposed property, where two (modern) languages could indicate mutual derivational root. This has the NxN downside that is also an issue with the translation (P5972) property, where all cognates in other languages need to be specified on all lexemes. However, in some cases it may be easier to establish cognates rather than the complete derivation chain to find cognates via SPARQL. Finn Årup Nielsen (fnielsen) (talk) 00:52, 28 February 2020 (UTC)