The Cliché of the Official Business Style and its Transfer from Russian into the Yakut Language

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At present, the official business style of the Yakut language is more developed in comparison with the translations of the twentieth century, when this style was just beginning to be practiced. Along with this, the translation of official-business style texts is also developing. As state and municipal services are an integral part of our life and understanding the strengths and merits, which adds the translation to society, it is very important to translate the Yakut language information, regulatory documents of the population of our Republic and members of the institutions, namely the Standard of applicants to the State autonomous institution “Multifunctional center for the provision of state and municipal services in the Republic of Sakha” (Yakutia) Rules of applicants. The aim of this work is to analyze the difficulties of transmission cliché official-business style of Russian into Yakut language and the search approach solutions to these difficulties. The methodological basis of this study is the comparative and descriptive methods based on the data obtained by the continuous sampling method. As a result of the analysis, we identified lexical and grammatical difficulties in translating official-business style cliches from Russian into Yakut. Lexical words include borrowing words, words without equivalent correspondence and abbreviations in the cliche, where the first ones are most often transmitted to the Yakut language by transcription or remain by themselves, the second ones are translated by an adequate replacement, paraphrasing or description, and the third ones with the Russian version in a bracket. Grammatical difficulties include complex sentences with passive constructions and participial turns, which directly affect how the cliche will be translated into them. Cliches in complex sentences occur frequently, sometimes several times in the same sentence.

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Alina A. Burtseva

North-Eastern Federal University

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Email: aburtseva97@gmail.com

Master’s student at the Department of Stylistics of the Yakut Language and Russian-Yakut Translation, the Institute of Languages and Culture of the Peoples the North-East of the Russian Federation

58, Belinsky Str., Yakutsk, 677027, Republic of Sakha (Yakutia), Russian Federation

Irina V. Sobakina

North-Eastern Federal University

Email: iv.sobakina@s-vfu.ru

Candidate of Philology, Associate Professor at the Department of Stylistics of the Yakut Language and Russian-Yakut Translation of the Institute of Languages and Culture of the Peoples of the North-East of the Russian Federation

58, Belinsky Str., Yakutsk, 677027, Republic of Sakha (Yakutia), Russian Federation

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