Idiom Meaning

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ARWA AHMAD ALQARNI ID: 3540691 MUNIRA ALHARBI ID: 3542390 WHAT IS SEMANTICS? SEMANTIC is the study of meaning of linguistic expressions apart from considerations of the effect on the meaning of language in use. It includes how words phrases and sentences come together to make meaning in language. THE SCIENTIFIC MEANING: the study of meanings and the historical and psychological study and the classification of changes in the meaning of words or forms viewed as parts in linguistic development. And can be used to describe how words can have different meanings for different people, due to their experiential and emotional backgrounds. It had been found by philosophers and then they created something called philosophical semantics: means…show more content…
We can't translate it or interpret it literally. The phrase means something different from what the word of it means. In other word, we can say idioms don't mean exactly what the words say. They have a hidden meaning. EXAMPLE: The test was a piece of cake. Piece of cake is an idiom means that the test was easy, not that it was an actual piece of cake. OTHER EXAMPLE: “A hot potato” Speak of an issue (mostly current) which many people are talking about. PROVERB is a common saying that expresses something wise or true. EXAMPLE: actions speak louder than words means what you do is more important than what you say. It also known by a popular saying or something common to hear in a particular situations to give advice based on practical experience. However, in poetry, poets use proverbs by employing some parts of them in poems’ titles such as Lord Kennet has written a poem, A Bird in the Bush, which is a popular proverb, the most important function of proverbs is to teach and educate the audience. Proverbs helps the writers to express their ideas and messages in an easy way. EXAMPLES: From William Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet “The weakest goes to the wall.” The weak people are never favored. “He that is strucken blind cannot…show more content…
For instance, it is ambiguous to say “I rode a black horse in red pajamas,” because it may lead us to think the horse was wearing red pajamas. The sentence becomes clear when it is restructured “Wearing red pajamas, I rode a black horse.” Ambiguity can be found in any conversation or any literature texts. That's why we have to choose the right words and instracture to build a sentence so, that it will be understood correctly. SOME COMMON EXAMPLES OF AMBIGUITY: a) A good life depends on a liver – Liver may be an organ or simply a living person. Some of literature writers used ambiguity in their literary works to let the readers get their points in different ways and to give the text the sense of mystery also to let them go to a deeper meaning of their literary works. In this essay I talked about the scientific definition of semantics and I mentioned some examples for it. Then, I mentioned another type of semantics with its definition. After that I became to the different branches of semantics idiom, proverb and ambiguity I clarified everyone briefly with its definition and some examples for every branch alone to make it

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