Meteghluk

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Meteghlluk means raven in Siberian Yup'ik
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Folklore text examples in CSY RFN

Examples from folklore records, collected in Russian Far North in the 1950s, among local Central Siberian Yupik speakers (Chaplino Eskimos, «Уңазиӷмӣт», Ungazighmiit).

Examples in various cases

Absolute case

Tale “Sikiiggaq”, sentence 13
Мытыҳлъюк ныпӣӷумалӷи.
Meteghhlluk nepiighumalghi.
The raven passed over in silence.


Tale “Sikiiggaq”, sentence 8
Та̄хкын сикӣгым мытыҳлъюк пимакаңа: «…»
Taaggken sikiigem meteghhlluk pimakanga: “…”
Then the ground squirrel told the raven: “…”

Relative case

Tale “Sikiiggaq”, sentence 37
Мытыҳлъюгым пимакаңа: «…»
Meteghhllugem pimakanga: “…”
The raven told her: “…”

Dative-allative case

Tale “Sikiiggaq”, sentence 25
Ы̆нта, мытыҳлъюгмун пӣҳтын.
Enta, meteghhllugmun piighhten.
Come on, go to the raven.

Examples for numbers

Dual

Tale “Meteghhlluk” 2, sentence 4
Мытыҳлъюгык нулӣҳқулъҳик Қуқум кылютаңанилңук…
Meteghhllugek nulighhkullghhik Ququm kelutanganilnguk…
The raven (literally: two ravens) together with wife lived behind Kukuk [settlement] …

Plural

Tale “Meteghhlluk” 1, sentence 7
Наӷуяҳлъяк мытыҳлъюгыт умӣлгита а̄псимакаңат: «…»
Naghuyaghhllak meteghhlluget umiilghita aapsimakangat: “…”
The leaders of the ravens asked the big gull: “…”

Index of cited tales

Meteghhlluk 1
«Мытыҳлъюк» (Raven) 1, Рубцова 1954: 133–137, tale № 9.
Meteghhlluk 2
«Мытыҳлъюк» (Raven) 2, Рубцова 1954: 420–433, tale № 39.
Sikiiggaq
«Сикӣхақ» (Ground squirrel, suslik, Spermophilus Eversmanni), Рубцова 1954: 318–322, tale № 26.

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