[Lingtyp] QUERY: lexical expressions for 'lie', 'truth', 'deception' etc. in various languages and cultures
christian.lehmann at uni-erfurt.de
Sun Jan 1 20:03:09 UTC 2023
I assume you know
Coleman, Linda & Kay, Paul 1981, "Prototype semantics: the English word
lie". /Language/ 57:26-44.
One approach (which you have certainly thought of, too) is to consult
dictionaries of synonyms. For instance,
gives you 15 (near) synonyms of English /lie/.
gives you the same number for German. I am sure sociolects are rich in
words meaning 'lie'. The one current in my youth (/schocken/) is not
even listed by the openthesaurus.
All the best at least for this year,
Prof. em. Dr. Christian Lehmann
E-Post: christianw_lehmann at arcor.de
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