Semantic Features of Ornithonym Words in the English and Tatar Languages

Document Type : Research Article


Kazan Federal University


The article studies ornithonyms, names of birds in the English and Tatar languages with the purpose of comparative study of their semantic structure. Attempts to compare the semantic volume of ornithonym-words in two languages are made. Studying this lexical-semantic group may help to define associations and symbolic meanings which particular birds are endowed with. At the same time, when studying associations, it is necessary to distinguish those associations which are based on traditional, sociohistorical judgments of the certain realities peculiar only to speakers of this language.