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Nikolaeva, Irina / Perekhvalskaya, Elena / Tolskaya, Maria
Udeghe (Udihe) Folk Tales
volume: 10
pages/dimensions: 194 pages
language: English
binding: Paperback
dimensions: 24.00 × 17.00 cm
weight: 350g
edition: 1. Auflage
publishing date: 01.01.2002
prices: 52,00 Eur[D] / 53,50 Eur[A]
ISBN: 978-3-447-04698-5
52,00 Eur

This book is a collection of fairy tales in Udeghe (Udihe), an endangered Tungus language spoken by approximately 100 people in the southern part of the Russian Far East. It provides the first fairly representative sample of folklore in the Southern dialect of Udeghe. The twenty-five texts were recorded from Udeghe speakers in the Primorje region of Russia between 1984 and 1997. They are published in phonological transcription and supplied with morpheme-by-morpheme glosses and English translations. The footnotes clarify certain Udeghe words, expressions, objects and customs, and provide information on when and how the texts were recorded, as well as about similar motifs that appear in other published sources on the folklore of the Udeghe, and other Tungus people. The book also contains a preface which explains the conventions used in rendering the texts, and gives a brief introduction to Udeghe language and culture.