Forest Enets

Mosquito larvae

Asked to tell a mosquito story, a Forest Enets man recalls a friend’s quirky experiment. Long ago, the speaker’s friend brought home a jar filled with marsh water and mosquito larva. Asked why he had done so, he replied that he wanted to check the number of days it takes them to fly out. 

Recording: The short text was recorded in Potapovo in 2010 by Andrey Shluinsky, Natalya Stoynova and Maria Ovsjannikova in 2010. It was transcribed by Natalya Stoynova with the help of Gennadiy Ivanov and glossed by Andrey Shluinsky.