Mental Enlightenment Scientific-Methodological Journal


The following article provides some findings about linguostatistic features of English and Uzbek proverbs. Proverbs, which are one of the genres of folklore, combine the life experiences, dreams and aspirations of ancestors, their attitude to the state and society, historical and spiritual state, philosophical, ethnic and aesthetic feelings. They have been polished over the millennium to form a concise poetic form. Linguistic statistics is a branch of linguistics that is used to study, analyze, and classify language sources using a statistical method. Among proverbs which we have discussed, we have found not only universal proverbs of both nations, but also proverbs that signify a national spirit that belong only to a certain nation. Linguostatistical research has revealed some similarities and stark differences between English and Uzbek folk proverbs.

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