Forest Enets

The old man and his thirty reindeer

In this short narrative, an Enets speaker tells of an old Evenki man who had thirty reindeer. In the summer months, the reindeer would leave the herd to avoid mosquito. In the Autumn, they would come back to the man. 

Recording: The text was recorded in Potapovo in 2008 by Andrey Shluinsky. It was transcribed on paper by Viktor Palchin, edited and glossed by Andrey Shluinsky.

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