National Specific Terms of Politeness in the Adyghe Languages
© Nukh T. Gishev
Dr. Sci. (Caucasian Languages), Head, Department of Language, Adyghe Republican Institute for Humanitarian Studies
Аbstract: The article describes the national-specific terms of politeness in the Adyghe languages, formed by the suffixed element “–пкIэ” with a meaning of “price”, “value” or “gift for something” as a token of apology or expression of politeness towards the respected person. The author analyzes each term in close connection with traditional customs and culture of Adyghe people, explains the features of the use of these lexical units. It is emphasized that the unifying principle is underlying the politeness as part of the etiquette of the Adyghe people, serving for the soulful convergence of people, aimed at mitigating their relationship.
Keywords: etiquette, ethics, traditional culture, speech culture, politeness, Circassians, adygage specific terms of politeness.
Article information: Received on December 1, 2015, signed by the print, volume 4 / 2015 on December 15, 2015, published on December 21, 2015.
Full bibliographic reference to the article: Gishev, N. T., Natsional’no-spetsificheskie terminy vezhlivosti v adygskikh yazykakh (National Specific Terms of Politeness in the Adyghe Languages), Nasledie Vekov, 2015, no. 4, pp. 113-118. http://heritage-magazine.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/12/2015_4_Gishev.pdf . Accessed Month DD, YYYY.