USE OF METAPHORICAL WORD FORMATION IN FILLING LEXICAL GAPS IN THE LANGUAGE
Keywords:Metaphor, lexical gap, language development, naming by simile-comparison
This article discusses the possibilities of metaphorical word formation and their addition to the language lexicon. In particular, it is analyzed to what extent the metaphorical method of word formation is important for naming concepts that do not have their own representative (name) in the lexicon of the Uzbek language. It is proved through examples that the words made in the metaphorical way are understandable to native speakers, can be actively used in speech situations, and thus are very important in organizing the lexicon of the language. Also, certain metaphorical names are recommended to name certain concepts that do not have their own names in the Uzbek language, and their linguistic significance is described.
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