The aim of this chapter is to draw attention to the various lexicalization patterns which are used in Modern Hindī to define colors, starting from basic color terms and including the lexicalization strategies which are employed to describe different shades. The following analysis, grounded in a corpus-based research, as well as in the most authoritative grammars and dictionaries, will outline both the “metonymy”-type of Hindī color lexicalization patterns and the “approximation”-type mechanisms. We will show that in the first case, Hindī color terms are usually created by means of the suffix ‑ī [Nentity + suffix], while the “approximation” is conveyed by (1) the suffix -sā, and (2) the reduplication of the color term, meant as the juxtaposition of the same repeated color adjective.

Lexicalization patterns in color naming. The case of Modern Hindī.

2019

Abstract

The aim of this chapter is to draw attention to the various lexicalization patterns which are used in Modern Hindī to define colors, starting from basic color terms and including the lexicalization strategies which are employed to describe different shades. The following analysis, grounded in a corpus-based research, as well as in the most authoritative grammars and dictionaries, will outline both the “metonymy”-type of Hindī color lexicalization patterns and the “approximation”-type mechanisms. We will show that in the first case, Hindī color terms are usually created by means of the suffix ‑ī [Nentity + suffix], while the “approximation” is conveyed by (1) the suffix -sā, and (2) the reduplication of the color term, meant as the juxtaposition of the same repeated color adjective.
Lexicalization patterns in color naming: a cross-linguistic perspective.
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