Lexical words in Udihe

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Search: sagdi:. 1 total hits in 1 transcripts.
The weasel (1)
toŋi-le ine:-ni, ge {tam} aŋi kada puŋca-ni bie gune sagdi:, uta-la te:-ni.
lake-LOC come.PST-3SG INTJ {there} INDEF rock stinking-3SG be.PRES.HAB EV big that-LOC sit-PST-3SG
озеро-ЛОК прийти.ПРОШ-3ЕД МЕЖД {там} INDEF камень stinking-3ЕД быть.PRES.ХАБ EV большой тот-ЛОК сидеть-ПРОШ-3ЕД
She reached a lake and saw: a big stinky rock stood there. She sat under this rock.
Дошла до озера, видит – стоит большая скала вонючая, она под ней села.
According to Nadezhda Kukchenko, the rock was stinky because the weasel is stinky. The weasel (Mustela Sibirica) has special glands near its tail, which it uses when angry or frightened. These glands produce a very strong liquid scent for marking territories and food caches, attracting mates and deterring predators.