Primary Root and Cognitive-Comparative Method for Its Research

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The paper considers the primary root. The ancient primary roots’ existence is proved. Primary root’s sense doesn’t change, it translates through ages. The meanings are transformed by metonymy and metaphor; such transformations get the form of the words in different languages. For the primary roots’ studying is introduced cognitive-comparative etymology method. The primary root reflects the process of language cognition. As a result of this process certain elements of reality were identified and nominated.

U A Karpenko

National pedagogic university n.a. M.P. Dragomanov

Russian Language Department Foreign Philology Institute


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