Popular plant names in Baisogala sub-dialect

Aurelija Gritėnienė

The paper deals with the names of plants used by local people in Baisogala area and registered during an expedition in 2003. The lexical, morphonemic, accentual and formational sub-dialect features are discussed, as well as hybrid names, phraseologisms and borrowings from other languages are briefly reviewed. The purpose of the research was to describe motivation and origin of dialectal names of plants. Some names are illustrated by sentences, which allow to reveal the motivation of a certain and are interesting not only linguistically, but also ethnographically.