The Use of Euphemistic Language in Lecture

Përparim Fakaj, Suela Fakaj, Julian Fakaj


The language of a nation is closely related to the people's character or the relevant social community, which is its cradle. It is true that as the language reveals and shows the character of a nation, the qualities, and virtues of every people, are shown by the ethnography in which it speaks. The direct communication is often embarrassing, if we do not use the figures of speech and metaphors, for example: he does not have a good sight(instead of he is blind); he is slowly person(we don't say that he does not catch things quickly or he is dumb),etc. People have always tried to find less offensive words, instead of using hurtful, savage and tough words. The courtesy language has existed in every country and in every language, because it has been and still remains the expression of cultural traditions and is closely connected to the political and social organization, also the customs and traditions of a nation. Originally the taboos were related to the holy things, that not only were not mentioned but also were not discussed. A lot of other things would be avoided, which were not sacred, but certainly not with a good utterance because they were considered shameful. "The euphemism is the replacement of one word with a group of words or it paraphrases an acceptable meaning that is less hurtful or inappropriate, thus respecting, not the substance or the referential language denominator, but it especially respects  the social code". The Ethical moral code of the respective community that traditionally requires not to use some expression or  not to mention these kinds of expressions that are so called the taboo. As such, they are regarded as the vanguard of the lecture department culture and that helps against. As a phenomenon linguistic with a deep connection between political and social phenomena, especially with the mentality and behavioral norms in some communities, they have begun to be recognized and mentioned in Albanian studies since before the born of recovering sociolinguistics discipline study among us in the world.

Keywords: euphemism, ethnography, courtesy language, mentality, communication tame, stop use.

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