Proceedings of the 1st International Conference on Applied Social Sciences, Business, and Humanity, ICo-ASCNITY, 2 November 2019, Padang, West Sumatra, Indonesia

Research Article

Meanings of Flora and Fauna Related Ecolexicon in the Karonese Proverbs

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.4108/eai.1-11-2019.2293987,
        author={Bahagia  Tarigan and Rudy  Sofyan and T. Thyrhaya Zein},
        title={Meanings of Flora and Fauna Related Ecolexicon in the Karonese Proverbs},
        proceedings={Proceedings of the 1st International Conference on Applied Social Sciences, Business, and Humanity, ICo-ASCNITY, 2 November 2019, Padang, West Sumatra, Indonesia},
        publisher={EAI},
        proceedings_a={ICO-ASCNITY},
        year={2020},
        month={4},
        keywords={ecolexicon karonese proverb flora fauna},
        doi={10.4108/eai.1-11-2019.2293987}
    }
    
  • Bahagia Tarigan
    Rudy Sofyan
    T. Thyrhaya Zein
    Year: 2020
    Meanings of Flora and Fauna Related Ecolexicon in the Karonese Proverbs
    ICO-ASCNITY
    EAI
    DOI: 10.4108/eai.1-11-2019.2293987
Bahagia Tarigan1,*, Rudy Sofyan1, T. Thyrhaya Zein1
  • 1: Linguistics Department, Faculty of Cultural Sciences, Universitas Sumatera Utara, Medan, Indonesia
*Contact email: bahagiatarigan@yahoo.com

Abstract

This article aims at finding out the meanings of flora and fauna related ecolexicon used in the Karonese proverbs. This is a descriptive qualitative study using ecolexicon used in the Karonese proverbs as the data. The data were collected using interviews involving seven informants who were native Karonese living in Kabanjahe with the predetermined criteria. The interviews were followed by the elicitation technique. The data were analyzed using an interactive model of data analysis. The results of data analysis show that ecolexical items related to flora and fauna were found in the Karonese proverbs. The choice of such ecolexicon completely depends on the availability of the plants and animals in the local environment. In conclusion, the Karonese proverbs utilizing flora and fauna related lexicon used in Kabanjahe have the following functions: (i) as the advice, (ii) as the warning, and (iii) as the reflection of the Karonese traditional culture.