Chingiz Ajtmatov: “Farewell, Gulsari” and/or “Janibarim Gulsarim” (two titles - two semantico-stylistic contents)

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The article deals with the analysis of the title of Chingiz Aytmatov’s novel “Farewell Gulsari” in Russian and Kyrgyz (“Janibarim Gulsarim”) languages. The author reveals some semantico-stylistic differences of the titles of the same fiction in both languages: in Kyrgyz language the word «jani barim» means ‘spirit, soul, life, alive, power-might’; in Russian the title of the narrative means ‘farewell, a parting, uncertainty in future’. It is argued that different meanings are revealed in the titles of one narrative, which was written in two languages by one and the same writer. These meanings exert on the reader different informative and esthetic impact. Russian and Kyrgyz readers come to similar quantity of semantico-stylistic and esthetic concepts, feelings and empathy on having finished reading the narrative. Ch. Ajtmatov is a writer-bilingual and at once a bilingual writer, who wrote his works in two languages. This is a reason of different semantico-stylistic meanings of the titles in two languages, which he didn’t translate, but he wrote it anew in another language by taking into consideration the speech act rules, linguocultural and other features of both languages.

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N M Dzhusupov

Uzbek State University of World Languages

4, Reshetov str., Tashkent, Uzbekistan, 100133


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