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Selected Lexical-Semantic Groups (Colour Terms, Kinship Terms)

Hill, Peter


CTs contrast with stylistically or collocationally restricted CTs, e.g. Ru krasnyj �red� vs. bagrjanyj or rumjanyj. Second-order CTs are understood to be hyponyms of basic CTs (e.g. Ru alyj / krasnyj). Nuances can be expressed by combining adjectives: Ru koričnevato-�eltyj �brownish-yellow�. The Sl languages can form new CTs very easily, e.g. Ru pesočnyj �sand-coloured� < pesok �sand�. CTs in Sl languages can be expressed also as verbs: *bělěti �to appear white, to be white�. CTs are often...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2014
Type: Book chapter
DOI: .1515/9783110215472.1740


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