The Orthography of the Cartoons’ Proper Nouns


  • Helena Grillo


The development of the Albanian language has encountered many different issues in three of its subsystems: phonetics, lexicology and grammar. The polemics of the discussions among the linguists on these problems are various and the time has come to analyze not only the noticed changes, but also the factors that have had an impact on them, which sometimes come as social and external factors of the language and sometimes as an internal development of Albanian language. Through a thorough research our study aims to discover the problems that arise from orthography of the proper nouns, mainly found in the children cartoon characters that do not come from the Albanian cartoons.1 Using direct questionnaires with 8-9 years old children, respectively the second and third classes, we collected the data for the use and proper writing of proper nouns of the most favorite cartoons such as Sponger Bob, Patrick, Mickey Mouse, Tom and Jerry, Winnie the Pooh, Sailor Moon, Tweety. We designed a questionnaire with visual photos of the children’s cartoons where the children are supposed to write the name of the cartoon in Albanian language. These data serve as the bases for our research on the proper writing of the cartoons’ names. The Albanian orthography should tell us the proper way how to write a word and how to use this word the right way in Albanian system. This study brings its contribution in the research of the children language and finds discovers the orthographic problems of the foreign proper nouns.

DOI: 10.5901/ajis.2015.v4n3s1p472


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Grillo, H. (2015). The Orthography of the Cartoons’ Proper Nouns. Academic Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies, 4(3 S1), 472. Retrieved from