Comparative-Analysis Based Study of Synonymous Relational Adjectives in Tatar and English

Venera Khisamova, Lyutsiya Khismatullina

Abstract


This research was conducted to demonstrate the denotational similarity and differences of the Tatar synonymous relational adjectives and their English counterparts. It helped to depict all the nuances of the meanings expressed by synonyms and may help to solve the difficulty of choosing the appropriate word in the communication discourse. The research deals with the Tatar relational adjectives related to the notions of place, time, activity and occupation and their English counterparts. In the article we disagree with the opinion widely stated in Tatar linguistic literature and textbooks that due to their referential character relational adjectives can hardly synonymize. The findings revealed that 69 Tatar relational adjectives may be organized into synonymic rows. Though Tatar and English are non-related languages, the comparative analysis demonstrated the fact that the synonymic rows denote similar denotations either as lexico-semantic unities or as separate lexical items; the differences may represent the culture-connected peculiarities.

DOI: 10.5901/mjss.2015.v6n3s2p394


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