THE USE OF IDIOMS BY THE SAKHA CLASSICAL WRITER AMMA ACHCHIGIYA

Ivan VINOUROV

Nadezhda VINOUROVA

In this paper we will analyze how the Sakha classical writer N. E. Mordinov–Amma Aççıgıya uses idioms in his works. We will consider cases of synonymous idioms and types of idiomatic variation. Also touched upon will be issues related to idiomatic polysemy, new idiom coining, frequency of idiomatic occurrence, the use of idioms in indirect (author’s) versus direct (character’s) speech. We will also discuss for which stylistic functions the author employs idioms.

Keywords: Sakha Language, Amma Aççıgıya, Idioms, Synonymous Idioms, Idiomatic Variants, Morphological Variation, Stylistic Function