“ST. CYRIL AND ST. METHODIUS” UNIVERSITY OF VELIKO TARNOVO - UNIVERSITY PRESS

Are Sweet the "Sweet" Words?


Authors:
Anita Todoranova St. Cyril and St. Methodius University of Veliko Tarnovo, Bulgaria

Pages: 149-156

Abstract:

The paper presents some preliminary remarks aimed at identifying common daily language metaphorical expressions of varying degrees of persistence, whose composition has a word directly referring to a taste for sweetness. Our goal is to analyze these expressions and to answer the question: “Are sweet the “sweet“ words?“ as well as to determine if the words combining a meaning for something sweet are connected only with a positive assessment.

Keywords:

Idioms, word combinations, metaphor, sweet

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