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Why is feeling and hearing are the same in Italian?

Another way to put the question is, why do English speakers use so many words to convey Italian sentire? Italian unifies various kinds of sensation (physical and mental) in a way that English doesn't. ...
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Can we claim that all words derived from the same root must necessarily be related in the meaning?

There are at least a few mechanisms by which words may be formed from a root without sharing any meaning with it. The one that first came to mind is rhyming slang, where a root is used because of its ...
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Can we claim that all words derived from the same root must necessarily be related in the meaning?

You have identified a existing premise of morphological theory, so yes, one can say that words which share a morpheme also have shared semantic properties. That premise is not necessarily accepted by ...
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Can we claim that all words derived from the same root must necessarily be related in the meaning?

First, we different words in general have different meanings, even when they are derived from the same root. The whole reason for having different words is to express different meaning, full synonyms ...
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