The Tsova-Tushians in the Georgian Sociocultural World

The given paper presents a short lingvoculturological analysis of the life of the Tsova-Tushians. The peculiarities of their language, folklore, life and work are revealed. Significant aspects of the historical past and the current situation are discussed.

Keywords: Georgia, lingvoculturology, self-consciousness, sheep-breeding, the Tsova-Tushians


Georgia’s ''Caucasian Role'' and Russia – 1918-1921 and the Current Situation

The given paper discusses Georgia's "Caucasian role" and its relations with the neighboring Caucasian nations. It shows Russian's approach to the problem of inter-Caucasian relationships and highlights Western aspirations of the Caucasian countries. Parallels are drawn between the current situation and the policy of 1918-1921.

Keywords: Georgia, International Relations, Russia, the Caucasus, 1918-1921


From the Vocabulary of Old Georgian Language: MANDA

In Old Georgian language the word "manda" meant "there". Hence, in certain cases it was used with the meaning "here". The necessity of demarcation of two opposite meanings of the word emerged. Therefore, "manda" remained in the language with its old meaning, while the adverb "aka" came into use as an index of the proximity to the first person.

Keywords: Georgian, here, old, there, vocabulary


The Questions of Chronology, Stages of Development and Typology of the Trialeti Culture Axes

The given paper deals with the bronze axes of the Trialeti culture. Near Eastern and North Caucasian samples closely related to South Caucasian axes are singled out and discussed. The paper makes an attempt to specify the chronology, stages of development and typology of the samples.

Keywords: axe, chronology, the Trialeti Culture, typology


The Problem of the Creative Freedom of the Artist in Totalitarian Country (According to Grigol Robakidze’s ''The Murdered Soul'')

The given paper analyses an actual problem of the relationship of a totalitarian state and an artist. It discusses a disastrous influence of a totalitarian regime on the creative freedom of an artist on the example of Grigol Robakidze's novel "The murdered soul".

Keywords: artist, Grigol Robakidze, totalitarian regime


About Several Aspects of Michael Tarkhnishvili’s Kartvelological Work

Michael Tarkhnishvili is one of the most prominent representatives of the Georgian science. He enriched Kartvelology with significant works and facilitated the growth of interest towards the Georgian culture in Europe. The given paper discusses the main aspects of Tarkhnishvili's researches and his desert.

Keywords: ecclesiastic writing, Kartvelology, the history of the Georgian church


The Question of the Etymology of Several Georgian Anthroponyms and Toponyms

The etymology of Atskuri is connected with water. It consists of a prefix - a and a base - tskur. The latter is connected with the Georgian words: tskali, tskaro, tskar-, tsku-, tskor- and others. The given paper discusses Azerbaijani and Armenian scholars' falsification of the etymology and history of Atskuri.

Keywords: Atskuri episcopacy, etymology, Kartvelian words


For the Typology of Galaktion’s Symbolist and Novalis’ Romantic Poetry

The given paper discusses the major tropologic concepts of Galaktion's and Novalis' (the most prominent representative of German Romanticism) poetry. Their conceptual closeness, as well as their peculiarities and differences are singled out and revealed.

Keywords: Galaktion, Novalis, symbol, tropology, typology


Creative Approach during the Process of Color Nomination and Limit of Meanings of Color Terms

The given paper describes and studies psychological-verbal and cultural-social facts of the process of elements denoting colors.  The given study determines the expansion of the word-meaning in the process of nomination.

Keywords: meaning of the word, nomination of colors, polysemy.


The Orthographic Variation in the French Short Textual Discourse

The given paper refers to nonstandard orthographic forms, which are used in a short textual discourse. Their discussion according to the formal and subjective criteria enables us to conclude, that abbreviations are used not only for "defeating" the technical limitations, but they also emerge in the role of lingual identifiers.

Keywords: abbreviation, lingual identification, orthography, short textual discourse