NAMES OF VOICES OF ANIMALS IN THE DICTIONARY OF NAIDEN GEROV
Keywords:lexical-semantic field, voice, general, special name
"Dictionary of the Bulgarian language" by Naiden Gerov is an encyclopedia of the Bulgarian language from the second half of the XIX century. The study of vocabulary from the dictionary continues to this day. The different variants of the words, their relations to the subsequent stages of the development of the Bulgarian language are studied. A fruitful way to study the vocabulary of the Bulgarian language is the inclusion of individual words in lexical-semantic groups and fields and their internal relationships. One field of undeniable interest is the field of animal voices. Naiden Gerov reflected the wealth of words used by the people when describing how the animal "speaks". The subject of the article is precisely this field. In general, it can be noted that, as in any characterization of the vocabulary, general and special names stand out here. A possible next stage of research is the enrichment or impoverishment of the field in the next stages of the development of the Bulgarian language.