Javanese Nick Name System
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- nick name; real name; referent; relation
This paper aims at describing nick names used in the Javanese community. The research is focused on types of relationships between the nick names and the real names or the physical, mental, and behavioural characteristics of the person they refer to, various referents and their possible relations with the owners of the nickname. By analyzing data of nick names found in Yogyakarta state and its environs, it is found that there are at least four types of relationships that hold between the nick names and the real names or the characteristics of the owner’s nick names. Those are arbitrary, formal, semantic, and similarity relation types. The nick names have various referents (trade tool, house utensil, and others; shadow puppet and traditional performance art characters; artists and film characters; animal, its state, and excrement; supernatural creature; profession; food; plant and its seed; Arabian names; traditional play and country) which are related or ironically related with physical, mental, and behavioural characteristics and conditions of the person to whom the nick names are intended to.
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TY - CONF AU - I Dewa Putu Wijana PY - 2021 DA - 2021/12/24 TI - Javanese Nick Name System BT - Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference of Linguistics and Culture (ICLC-2 2021) PB - Atlantis Press SP - 34 EP - 43 SN - 2352-5398 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/assehr.k.211225.006 DO - 10.2991/assehr.k.211225.006 ID - Wijana2021 ER -