COLOUR TERMS IN BAHDINI KURDISH PROVERBS

  • Hilbeen Bahjat Anwar English Department, College of Languages, University of Dohuk, Kurdistan Region, Iraq.
  • Dalia Dian Najeeb English Department, College of Languages, University of Dohuk, Kurdistan Region, Iraq.
Keywords: Basic colour terms, Connotation, Proverbs, Kurdish

Abstract

Colour is a strong communication method which, despite their denotative meanings, conveys different positive and negative messages since their meanings and connotations are language and culture based. The present study aims at investigating the meanings and the frequency of colour terms used in Bahdini Kurdish proverbs. To conduct the present study, data have been collected from different Kurdish proverb books. The results arrived at in the present study showed that the shades and hues of the basic colour terms are used a little in Kurdish proverbs compared with the basic colour terms. The colours are not occurred equally in Kurdish proverbs. Each colour term gives a different meaning, and sometimes the same connotation is interpreted by more than one colour term. Moreover, they have both positive and negative connotations.

Author Biographies

Hilbeen Bahjat Anwar, English Department, College of Languages, University of Dohuk, Kurdistan Region, Iraq.

English Department, College of Languages, University of Dohuk, Kurdistan Region, Iraq.

Dalia Dian Najeeb, English Department, College of Languages, University of Dohuk, Kurdistan Region, Iraq.

English Department, College of Languages, University of Dohuk, Kurdistan Region, Iraq.

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Published
2021-12-29
How to Cite
Anwar, H., & Najeeb, D. (2021). COLOUR TERMS IN BAHDINI KURDISH PROVERBS. Humanities Journal of University of Zakho, 9(4), 1000-1010. https://doi.org/10.26436/hjuoz.2021.9.4.768
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Humanities Journal of University of Zakho