Edited by Laura J. Speed, Carolyn O'Meara, Lila San Roque and Asifa Majid
[Converging Evidence in Language and Communication Research 19] 2019
► pp. 145–164
Chapter 8Taste metaphors in Hieroglyphic Egyptian
This paper aims at giving an overview of the multiple meanings of the Ancient Egyptian verb of gustatory perception ṭp ‘to taste’. Different mappings from physical onto emotional and mental domains are explained by metaphorical meaning extensions. Data from Ancient Egyptian, as a still under-represented language within studies on perceptual language, is analysed by methods from the fields of Ancient Studies and Cognitive Linguistics.
- 2.Particularities of the Ancient Egyptian language and script
- 3.Methodological background: Conceptual Metaphor Theory and Property Selection Processes
- 4.The sensory modality of taste in Egyptian
- 4.1The verb ṭp
- 4.2Prototypical and physical meanings
- 4.3Emotional meanings
- 4.4Cognitive meanings
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