International Journal of Humanities and Social Science

ISSN 2220-8488 (Print), 2221-0989 (Online) 10.30845/ijhss

What is in a name? An analysis of the semantics of Lulogooli personal names
Olenyo, Malande Moses James

Abstract
The study establishes that Lulogooli personal names have both denotative and connotative meaning. When we come to the question the meaning of Lulogooli personal names, we have to learn the origin of all such names i.e. place names, names of natural phenomena such as famine, poverty, and so on. Naming derives meaning from existing phenomenon. Connotative meaning creates a mental picture, which at the origin of such names, has negative and positive attributes.

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