sofa in the bedroom | Arab Jerusalem

“Bedroom” is not a simple label as it is believed, but rather a complex label that requires a set of information to understand it, some of which are related to language, and some independently. Understanding this phrase and using it in our everyday language requires special treatment, the first of which is to have a concept that refers to this compound name, and secondly, a culture that understands this concept In the way it is to be understood. The third is a gnostic framework, which serves as the cultural background for this meaning to facilitate its understanding and circulation.
The bedroom is part of the modern everyday customs in Arab culture.It requires the so-called mystical framework, which is the environment that our understanding of a phrase requires by linking it to its cultural and deliberative context in which it is used. The bedroom needs to understand this a complete framework of information, including related to the architecture of the contemporary house, which consists of rooms that have different functions and familiar roles, as residents use it for their home activities . room, or for the shower house, for example. The first framework is thus the architecture of the modern house, and the second gnostic framework is the framework of functional human activity in the house, in addition to this a third subcognition framework which is the institution of the family or marriage, as it often becomes from the bedroom understands that it is a room shared by a man, therefore this room has acquired His intimacy in some connotation edge.
The basic idea of ​​the framework is that one cannot understand the meaning of a single word without having access to all the basic knowledge related to that word, for example you will not be able to understand the word sell Without including all the information about the state of the business transaction, which also includes Seller and buyer, goods, money and the relationship between money and goods, relationships between seller and goods, the relationship between buyer and goods, money and other relationships.
Therefore, my grandfather, may God have mercy on him, did not understand the expression “bedroom” in the simplicity of his connotation. My grandfather had a single house with his brothers in the house of every married brother, in which there was a room for him, his wife and his children; There was a communal kitchen called “Al-Nawala” which is a common place to cook over an ordinary wood fire, which was brought by women from the nearby forest. My grandfather did not understand the bedroom, not in that it is a combination of (room) and (sleeping), it can be understood, but the spiritual framework to which my grandfather referred does not include this distribution of a house with many in it. rooms on the king of a single narrow family, and each room has its role and function. The cultural background of my grandfather, that the only room was for sleeping, sitting, talking, arguing and all, and sleeping was not something useful or limited to that house. The bed in that room was a bench built of stone and furnished with the available rugs. My grandfather sat on the couch smoking or drinking tea before going to bed, and the furnished rugs underneath hid the rest of the family. I do not remember where my grandmother slept, because on the few occasions I slept in that house, grandmother slept after I slept, and woke up to make tortillas before I woke up, in our ancient culture there is no place for a morning meal.

On the couch in the bedroom she could talk, read, sleep or watch TV, but it always remained a piece of furniture migrating from its place of origin because it did not respect the organization of places and the basic functionality of the furniture .

The mental framework in which we understand the phrase “bedroom” is not only necessary to understand this composition, but also to evaluate it and explain it in whatever context of use in which the phrase is found. This framework plays an important role in guiding our understanding, and in drawing our attention to any meaning that needs to be understood, but we need to show that the nature of this framework is metaphorical.We sleep, sleep in it automatic; This is of course a real meaning, but without a mystical framework derived from our culture, it would be a funny concept if we actually understood it. The mystical framework modifies this mechanical concept for us by making sleep here understood as the dominant activity we have in this room, otherwise there is no objection to us having other activities in this room such as reading before bed, or sitting on a couch in the bedroom to watch TV and relax before moving to the bedroom bed.
The original location of the sofa is the living room, or the living room, but it is possible to put a sofa in the bedroom, but it is not possible, to good taste, to put a mattress in the living room, we can use the living room to sleep in some emergency, but that hall remains a hall Sit, and we can sit on the couch for a long time and sleep on it while we are in the bedroom, but it is still a bedroom. The priority of the work is what allows us to use the furniture of a place in a human function that is not his, but culture or moderation is what allows a couch to enter a bedroom, and not ‘ does not allow a mattress to enter a living room. .
The bedroom is also an expression in which there is another mystical process, that is the saying, which is the classification of this place in relation to three levels, the highest level, which is the house, the level in which the room is, the bedroom in relation to the functions of the rest of the other rooms, and the sub-level, which is the level of the components of the bedroom consisting of a mattress wardrobe, dressing table and side table. In this sub-level of the classification there is no sofa, it is an unnecessary piece of furniture, or not typically in a bedroom combination. But no one can deny our assertion, that the bedding in the bedroom is a style piece for which the rest of the furniture elements are determined, and the bedding in this context is more style than the wardrobe and to a lesser extent the mirror table. In the bedroom there is a total of typical furniture, which necessitates the availability of certain pieces of furniture to be so. In a bedroom without a dressing table, for example, it can be understood as a room for a single man, but the availability of a dressing table in another bedroom may not indicate that it is a room for a single woman. is not. The double bed may be a model in the bedrooms, but it does not necessarily indicate that the room can be for married people.
The problem here is perceptual and linguistic at the same time, because if I wanted to repair the bedroom sofa, I would have used a long composition for it, indicating that I would distinguish it from other sofas in the reception or salon, and I would not need to add the couch to her room when talking about one of the couches in the living room. I would say for example the small bank or the big one. Thus, the classification is in fact a necessity arising from a fully empirical background, which takes into account the cultural background in which the discourse is discussed.
On the couch in the bedroom she could talk, read, sleep or watch TV, but it always remained a piece of furniture migrating from its place of origin because it did not respect the organization of places and the basic functionality of the furniture . Furniture migrates from their typical place to a place that is original to them, and wants to multiply work in the smaller frame of the house, as if the person who wants to assign each room a function of its activities in the house, a few want to gather from them in a place of nostalgia for an old habit that looks like my grandfather’s habit of stabbing him If you see a couch in a bedroom, sit down and not think like linguists do.

Professor of Linguistics at the University of Tunisia

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