Linguistics of Swearing. By Sara, Ravindu & Andrew. General Information. In every language ( more common in some than others ) - Some dialects of the same language may have different swear words Are either ” Deistic ” or ” Visceral ” - Deistic = related to religion
By Sara, Ravindu & Andrew
Anatomy of Swearing
”The function of swearing is to provide an outlet for agressivefeelingsthusinduced, and in this manner to restore the normalpsychophysicalequilibrium of the individual.”
”Profanity is a primitiveand instinctiveform of reaction to a situationwhichthreatens in someway the well-being of the individual, standingnext to that of actualcombat.”
What is Swearing?
Swearingcanbeinterpreted in bothways. One meaning is to curse, to saybad/vulgarwords. While the othermeans to take an oathor a vow in marriage.
Weswear to express ourhowwearefeeling; anger, frustration, joy, surprise, etc. Anotherreason is thatitrelieves pain orit is a way out for ouragressivefeelings. And itcouldevenbe a typical, primitiveorinstictiveresponse to somesituations.
In singhaleseswearingit is no differentthanwhenyouswear in english. There is thoughonemajordifference, in singhaleseyoudon’tuseswearwordswhenyou express happinessorjoy (f*** yea).
The swearwords in singhaleseusuallyrelate to lazy and dumbpeople.