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Names of Man-made Places and Natural Landscape Objects

Reszegi, Katalin (2018) Names of Man-made Places and Natural Landscape Objects. Onomastica Uralica, 11. pp. 199-207. ISSN 1586-3719

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Abstract

It is well-known that place-names reflect the circumstances existing in the time of name-giving, and old place-names can convey information about bygone ages, which makes them an important part of both historical linguistic and onomastic studies. However, name-giving customs can be different in different types of places denoted by these names, which can result in linguistic differences between them. It is also known that place-names can be categorised in different ways, e.g. groups of microtoponyms and macrotoponyms can be distinguished, toponyms related to location types can be studied separately, etc. This study evaluates the differences between place-names focusing on the two main categories of toponyms: names of natural places (mountains, rivers, forest, etc.) and names of artificial places (settlements, castles, etc.).

Item Type: Article
Subjects: P Language and Literature / nyelvészet és irodalom > P0 Philology. Linguistics / filológia, nyelvészet > P321.8-P323.5 Etimology, Onomastics / etimológia, onomasztika (névtan)
Depositing User: Katalin Reszegi
Date Deposited: 10 Sep 2019 12:52
Last Modified: 10 Sep 2019 12:52
URI: http://real.mtak.hu/id/eprint/98962

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