Analysis of Language, Named Amulet Creating Ideological Belief in Thai Society

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Phrakhru Khamphidhammanuwat
Chinda Ngamsutdi

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This research aims: 1) to study history, development concepts and distribution of amulets in Thai society; 2) to analyze the name of amulets with the creation ideological beliefs in Thai society. The researchers studied the name of amulets from the cover page of a magazine called Lan Pho by selection since the edition year 2001-2015 and edition of 836-1163 in a total of 328 copies.This research aims: 1) to study history, development concepts and distribution of amulets in Thai society; 2) to analyze the name of amulets with the creation ideological beliefs in Thai society. The researchers studied the name of amulets from the cover page of a magazine called Lan Pho by selection since the edition year 2001-2015 and edition of 836-1163 in a total of 328 copies.
Results from the research found that: the origin of the name of the amulets as the amulets have derived from the name of the Buddha and his disciples, from the mass of objects, from places, from important events, from the name of monks and title conferred by the king, from nickname and from the historical era art. The meaning of the name the amulets found that there was a structure to the meaning since element 1 meaning until the element of 5 meaning or more. Characteristics of language that appears in the name of the amulets were 3 groups as Thai languages group and foreign language groups. The structure of the creation of the name of amulets found that created from blend, compound words, portmanteau word and borrow words. In addition, the use of a language also reflects the relationship with the name of the amulets in the economy, system of relatives, gender, age, literature, ethnic history and legend. In addition, the amulets with the ideological beliefs in Thai society found that the name of the amulets was related to the original ideological, the name of the amulets with the ideological beliefs in Brahmin-Hindus, the name of the amulets with the ideological beliefs in Buddhism, the name of the amulets with the ideological cults in modern society and the name of the amulets with reflect image which was complexity of faith and religion in Thai society.

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