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Hyponymy In Hausa

AG Wurma


Words\' meaning in languages relate to one another when the senses, ideas, and thoughts become associated. One way in which they can be associated is through inclusion of one meaning into another. A word\'s meaning that encompasses other meaning assumes the position of a general meaning, distinguishing itself from a specific one which essentially become inclusive. Hausa language is naturally far more to show an appreciable relationship between a word\'s general meaning and its specific than other languages. Besides the hierarchical relation of words\' meaning, Hausa words can also be seen to have an associate
relationship of meaning. It may be even be undoubted that socio-linguistic accounts for this usage.

The Information Manager Vol. 7 (2) 2007: pp. 8-13
AJOL African Journals Online