Kulishenko L. A., Yaremenko L. M. Language means of verbalization of the Ukrainian mentality (based on Kuzma Skriabin’s fairy-tale “Tarasyk, trolleybus and St. Nicholas”)

Authors

  • Kulishenko L. A. Sumy State University
  • Yaremenko L. M. Sumy State University

Keywords:

mental features, diminutive, concept, miracle, happiness, family, child.

Abstract

The article deals with the problem of the language means of verbalization of the Ukrainian people
mentality based on linguistic analysis of the text of modern fairy-tale “Тarasyk, trolleybus and St.
Nicholas”. Its author is Andriy Kuzmenko (Kuzma Skriabin), a leader of the musical group
“Skriabin”. The research object is predefined by the fact that musician and writer Kuzma Skriabin is
a representative of the modern national elite. His spiritual world and creative activity are deeply
related to the originality of the Ukrainian people. An attempt to find out the essential features of
representation of the concepts "miracle", "happiness", "family" and "child" is done in the article.
Different forms of diminutives and their functions are analyzed here. They are motivated by
national psychological features of native speakers, such as tenderness, meekness, lyricism, and
others. We also distinguish other characteristics of the Ukrainian mentality, which are reflected in the
author’s fairy-tale – individualism, freedom, religiousness, sincerity, mercifulness, and respect to the
woman.
According to the text analysis, concepts "family" and "child" are the most fundamental. They
confirm the spasmodicity of Ukrainian literature, which shows the main bastards of the ethnos. The
family is a center of a national values system. Education of children, which are the successors of
spiritual traditions, also plays an important role in it.

Published

2020-03-19

How to Cite

Кулішенко Л. А., & Яременко Л. М. (2020). Kulishenko L. A., Yaremenko L. M. Language means of verbalization of the Ukrainian mentality (based on Kuzma Skriabin’s fairy-tale “Tarasyk, trolleybus and St. Nicholas”). Philological Treatises, 9(3), 35–43. Retrieved from https://tractatus.sumdu.edu.ua/index.php/journal/article/view/189