I've been working on the quantifiers for a conlang of mine and noticed that the concepts "other" and "more" are each related to the notion of additional quantities. So, we have these pairs of English sentences, which pairs appear to me to be synonymous.
"We needed three more loaves of bread."
"We needed three other loaves of bread."
"He shot three more bullets into the target."
"He shot three other bullets into the target."
"Nolan had three more sisters living in New Jersey."
"Nolan had three other sisters living in New Jersey."
The following post on the English Stack Exchange pointed out that "other," or at least "another," can connote difference in a way that "more" does not.
For example, consider this pair of sentences:
"The doctor prescribed more medication."
"The doctor prescribed other medication."
Obviously, these sentences are not synonymous. "More medication" can mean "more of the same medication," whereas "other medication" refers to different medication.
However, given that one morpheme can have more than one meaning, are there any natural languages with a morpheme that means both "more" and "other," or is this ambiguity intolerable?