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Where has Boatswain Disappeared?

Željko Stepanić
Jasenka Maslek

Puni tekst: hrvatski, pdf (191 KB) str. 72-75 preuzimanja: 1.674* citiraj
APA 6th Edition
Stepanić, Ž. i Maslek, J. (2007). GDJE JE NESTAO BOŽMAN?. NAŠE MORE, 54 (1-2), 72-75. Preuzeto s
MLA 8th Edition
Stepanić, Željko i Jasenka Maslek. "GDJE JE NESTAO BOŽMAN?." NAŠE MORE, vol. 54, br. 1-2, 2007, str. 72-75. Citirano 12.06.2021.
Chicago 17th Edition
Stepanić, Željko i Jasenka Maslek. "GDJE JE NESTAO BOŽMAN?." NAŠE MORE 54, br. 1-2 (2007): 72-75.
Stepanić, Ž., i Maslek, J. (2007). 'GDJE JE NESTAO BOŽMAN?', NAŠE MORE, 54(1-2), str. 72-75. Preuzeto s: (Datum pristupa: 12.06.2021.)
Stepanić Ž, Maslek J. GDJE JE NESTAO BOŽMAN?. NAŠE MORE [Internet]. 2007 [pristupljeno 12.06.2021.];54(1-2):72-75. Dostupno na:
Ž. Stepanić i J. Maslek, "GDJE JE NESTAO BOŽMAN?", NAŠE MORE, vol.54, br. 1-2, str. 72-75, 2007. [Online]. Dostupno na: [Citirano: 12.06.2021.]

An essential socio-linguistic feature of Croatian maritime language is an emphasized difference between spoken and written equivalent. Spoken language is based on dialects where Italian terms are very frequent. Italian terms used in our maritime language are called ˝nostromisms˝ and the term itself derives from a dialect word ˝nostromo˝. These are the professional words spoken by Croatian seamen without equals in other languages. They definitely have their stylistic value, so they are very suitable for spoken language presentation of our seamen. But, most of these terms existed at the time of sailing – boats, and since they disappeared, many nostromisms disappeared with them too. In fact, nowadays the seamen even do not know the exact meaning of some of these terms. These nostromisms, which were still used not so long ago and do not exist in the speech of our seamen anymore, are called ˝bosmanisms˝. The word ˝bosmanism˝ derives from the abandoned term ˝boatswain˝ (bosun) – synonym for the term ˝nostromo˝. Therefore a question is asked if it is more appropriate to use bosmanisms in literature nowadays than standard terminology because bosmanisms are not used any more, and some of them cannot be understood even by the men of the sea, not to mention an average reader.

Ključne riječi
Croatian maritime terminology; Italian terms; nostromisms; bosmanisms; maritime terms translation

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