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SOURCE:    Philology. Theory & Practice. Tambov: Gramota, 2017. № 1. Part 2. P. 178-180.
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EUPHEMISMS FOR TOTEM ANIMALS IN THE HUNTING VOCABULARY OF THE YAKUT LANGUAGE

Skryabina Alevtina Afanas'evna
Institute of the Humanities and the Indigenous Peoples of the North of the Siberian Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences


Abstract. The research is devoted to studying taboos and euphemisms for totem animals in the hunting vocabulary of the Yakut language. Hunting played an important role in the Yakut economy therefore the Yakut hunting vocabulary is extremely rich. During hunting Yakuts used false names, euphemisms originated as a result of tabooing. The article examines hunting vocabulary associated with totem animals, identifies linguistic facts and describes Sakha traditional culture, rituals and beliefs.
Key words and phrases: якутский язык, табу, эвфемизмы, охотничий промысел, тотемные животные, медведь, волк, орел, the Yakut language, taboo, euphemisms, hunting, totem animals, bear, wolf, eagle
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