"Fulgura frango..."
"Fulgura frango..."

Author(s): G.I. Tohăneanu
Subject(s): Cultural Essay, Political Essay, Societal Essay
Published by: Uniunea Scriitorilor din România
Keywords: fulgura frango; to break; poetry; literary documents; fraternity of the senses; poetic language; neologisms; tranlation; word building

Summary/Abstract: G.I. Tohăneanu starts this issue's analysis from the Latin phrase "fulgura frango", emphasyzing the form of the verb "frangere" which has been inherited by the Romanian language: "a frânge"(to break). The article makes reference to a whole series of synonyms and phrases belonging to the same semantic area, using excerpts from well-known literary texts. The comparative dimension of the research is used to indicate the importance of regionalisms and the necessiy of neologisms in order for a fluid and utterly flexible linguistic expression to be achieved by the literate user/speaker.

  • Issue Year: 2003
  • Issue No: 04
  • Page Count: 1
  • Language: Romanian