Revistes Catalanes amb Accés Obert (RACO)

Sikh and Hindu Indian Thai naming by semantic domains

Warrintorn Benjasri

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This article will explore the traits of Sikh and Hindu Indian Thai naming by semantic domains. According to Nida (1975: 174), groups of meanings, such as names, which share a similar semantic component are known as semantic domains. Ottenheimer (2006: 19) saw a semantic domain as “a specific area of cultural emphasis”. The results of this study will shed light on the different worldviews of Hindus and Sikhs. The results show the semantic domain of Hindu Indian Thais’ naming is divided into 3 types; 1) enti ties, 2) abstract and 3) events in sequence. The semantic domains of Sikh Indian Thais naming is 1) abstract, 2) entities and 3) events in sequence.

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