A PRELEMINARY STUDY OF PAGU PROVERBS STRUCTURE: AN ENDANGERED LANGUAGE IN EASTERN INDONESIA
language. There are 23 'proverbs' collected during a fieldwork in June 2013 to several villages, in which the inhabitants speak Pagu language. This study found that simile and metaphor are the most common features of Pagu proverbs (eleven and six consecutively). Simile describes the similarity between two things, which is overtly marked by the use of soka ‘like’. Meanwhile, metaphor is comparing without comparative words.
Keywords: proverbs, simile, metaphor
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Jurnal Masyarakat dan Budaya
Pusat Penelitian Kemasyarakatan dan Kebudayaan - Lembaga Ilmu Pengetahuan Indonesia (P2KK-LIPI)
Research Center for Society and Culture - Indonesian Institute of Sciences
Widya Graha Lantai VI & IX
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