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Even if the vocabulary of two languages ​​is 70% the same and you know one of them, it does not mean you automatically know 70% of the other. There are a lot of nuances of word usage, false cognates, style, frequency, and so on.

For example in Kyrgyz ‘tamga’ is any letter, and in Qazaq it is a clan sign (usually a letter of the Old Turkic script). For another example, both languages ​​have the words ‘tegin’ and ‘akısız’, but the Kazakhs usually say ‘tegin’, while the Kyrgyz use ‘akısız’.

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