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Does there exist a pair of words with the same parts of speech, same base form, but different inflections?

Russian: граф - graph(math), граф - graf (duke). First is inanimate, second is animate, so, in accusative has ending -а: увидел граф versus увидел графа. график - the same, either plot or drawing ...
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Does there exist a pair of words with the same parts of speech, same base form, but different inflections?

I don't know of an example in Russian, but in English, we have "lie" (be untruthful, past tense is "lied") and "lie" (recline, past tense is "laid" or "lay&...
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Are prepositions ever a wide open class in any language?

There is a term "adposition" which avoids the "pre-" vs "post-" problem. I don't know if your issue is specifically with prepositions (and not postpositions), or is it ...
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Does there exist a pair of words with the same parts of speech, same base form, but different inflections?

A Romanian example: măr: "apple" (neutral) / "apple tree" (masculine); in the singular they are identical, in the plural: no article definite article nominative mere / meri ...
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Does there exist a pair of words with the same parts of speech, same base form, but different inflections?

Japanese has consonant-stem verbs and vowel-stem verbs (and few irregular verbs). If using 終止形 as lemma, then there are some consonant-stem verbs and vowel-stem verbs with the same lemma, but with ...
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Does there exist a pair of words with the same parts of speech, same base form, but different inflections?

German: "weak vs. strong" past tense forms schleifen - (past:) schleifte = drag, haul // - (past:) schliff = whet, polish schaffen - schaffte = manage to do, achieve // schaffen - schuf = ...
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