Proper Nouns of Islamic Origin in the Ukrainian Translations of the Quran Cover Image

Ісламізми-власні назви в українських перекладах Корану
Proper Nouns of Islamic Origin in the Ukrainian Translations of the Quran

Author(s): Nataliia Danyliuk
Subject(s): Language studies, Language and Literature Studies, Applied Linguistics, Descriptive linguistics, Eastern Slavic Languages, Translation Studies
Published by: Uniwersytet Humanistyczno-Przyrodniczy im. Jana Długosza w Częstochowie
Keywords: Ukrainian language ; Islamic lexis ; Quran ; proper noun

Summary/Abstract: The article is devoted to analyzing proper nouns semantically connected with Islam, which appear in five Ukrainian translations of the Quran. Those words will be divided into anthroponyms, theonyms, names of angels and genies, toponyms, religious books names, names connected with eschatology. Proper nouns of Islamic origin are unadapted and appear on the periphery of the Ukrainian linguistic system, not belonging to the register of Ukrainian dictionaries (apart from certain words); the area of their use is limited to the Quran and specialized literature connected with Islam and the Islamic word. Such words have numerous graphical and orthographical variants and are unclear and incomprehensible for a majority of the Ukrainian language users.

  • Issue Year: 2014
  • Issue No: X
  • Page Range: 105-120
  • Page Count: 16
  • Language: Ukrainian