Totemism and suggestion in the words of obituaries and condolences

UDC 811.512.122’373.49

Alkebaeva D. A.Esimova Zh. D.Akshalova B. N.

Death is one of the hardest realities in life that everyone has to accept sooner or later. As a human being we have to express our sympathy with a person who has experienced pain, grief or misfortune, so that he might get out of this sorrow very soon and take responsibilities of the family. Kazakh people knew the concrete power of magic words from the ancient time. Knowing the power of the words, they used it widely in practices like obituaries, condolences.

Key words: taboo, obituary, totem, folklore

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