FRUGALITY and COVETOUSNESS in Proverbs (based on Russian, Latvian, German, English and Tadjik)

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The research subject hereof is the objectivisation in the language of the covetousness and frugality ideas by reference to proverbs in Russian, Latvian, German, English and Tadjik. These proverbs show a lot more similarities than differences. This may be attributed to logical-semantic affinity of proverbs as signs of situations and relations between things as well as the genetic relationship of the specified languages and peoples’ contacts.

Mikhail A Bredis

Moscow State Institute of International Relations (University) of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation



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