Kartvelian vocabulary as an intangible cultural heritage and Georgian-Megrelian-Laz-Svan-English dictionary
Keywords:Kartvelian, vocabulary, cultural, heritage, dictionary
The given paper discusses the significance of Kartvelian languages (Georgian, Megrelian, Laz, Svan) from the point of view of the intangible cultural heritage. It states, that Kartvelian vocabulary similarly to the general vocabulary depicts the life, historic‐ethnographic reality, material culture and national worldview of a lingual community. I believe, that for the purpose of the illustration of the above mentioned, the vocabulary of Kartvelian languages must be presented synchronically. This process will vividly reveal the above given problematics and a genetic kinship of Kartvelian languages. For the purpose of the achievement of all these goals together with my colleagues I created the dictionary, which united vocabulary of Kartvelian languages and presented its translation in one of the European languages. The dictionary entitled “Georgian‐
Megrelian‐Laz‐Svan‐English Dictionary” was created in Tbilisi in 2015. The given article presents the theoretic bases of the systematization of the data of Kartvelian languages. Moreover, it discusses the objectives and tasks of newly‐published “Georgian‐ Megrelian‐Laz‐Svan‐English Dictionary”.
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