A Comparative Study of Proverbs’ Characteristics of Mesopotamian Language, and a Local Dialect of Persian

Mohammad Shariati, Seyed Mohammad Tayebi


Different types of comparative studies of proverbs have, so far, been carried out, but no geolinguoistic or historical or in other words diachronic or synchronic studies of the characteristics of proverbs have been recorded. The present study has compared the proverbs of two different historical sites viz. Mesopotamia and Jiroft. As the proverbs of Mesopotamian language were already studied, their characteristics were used as a yardstick to consider those of a remote local dialect of Persian. The results proved the viability of the previous studies and the correspondence of those characteristics in the languages under scrutiny. The data were collected through field work.

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5539/ijel.v2n2p141

International Journal of English Linguistics   ISSN 1923-869X (Print)   ISSN 1923-8703 (Online)

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