hobson-jobson


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hobson-jobson

(ˌhɒbsənˈdʒɒbsən)
n
(Linguistics) another word for folk etymology
[C19: Anglo-Indian folk-etymological variant of Arabic yā Hasan! yā Husayn! O Hasan! O Husain! (ritual lament for the grandsons of Mohammed); influenced by the surnames Hobson and Jobson]
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The soldier home on leave from the Far East, would take to Hobson-Jobson, waiting for his tiffin, as he placed his solah topee on the table while his friend, poured the tea and acted as char wallah.
Burnell tarafindan telif edilen Hobson-Jobson The Anglo-Indian Dictionary adli sozlugun 1996 baskisi tarandi.
Bu calismada, Hobson-Jobson The Anglo-Indian Dictionary adli Anglo-Hintce sozlugu telif eden yazarlar tarafindan Turkce oldugu kabul edilen veya ongorulen sozcukler listelenmistir.
Dilbilimciler, bundan ilhamla, yeni ve yabanci bir sozcugu dille uyumlu hale getirmek icin yapilan cabayi nitelemek uzere Hobson-Jobson Kanununu (Hobson-Jobson Law/Hobson-Jobsonism) ortaya cikarmislardir (The Oxford Companion to the English Language: 481).
Ghosh draws on nineteenth-century lexica, such as Sir Henry Yule's Hobson-Jobson and Thomas Roebuck's English and Hindostanee Naval Dictionary, to create a babel of tongues, from Bengali and Bhojpuri to Laskari and Franglais.
2) The Law of Hobson-Jobson (gia nota ai linguisti): si ha quando alcune parole vengono trasmutate passando attraverso diversi linguaggi e culture.
Appartiene a quello spazio ambiguo tra le lingue governato dalla legge di Hobson-Jobson, dove e piu facile che si verifichi uno slittamento del senso con conseguente riattribuzione.
E si noti che alcune trascrizioni alternative di Tammurriata nera disponibili in rete napoletanizzano il calco inglese "pisti pakin mama" con la reinvenzione fonetica (pura Hobson-Jobson Law) "cu chisti pacch' 'n mane" (con questi pacchi in mano).
1725 < as that joyful book Hobson-Jobson shall fructify unto you>--and I don't believe Turks ever smoked them.
For the curious, see Yule and Burnell's classic dictionary of Anglo-Indian English, called Hobson-Jobson, first published in 1886).