Northern Khanty

Maxim

A tale about a trickster influenced by the Russian and European folklore.

Recorded in Katravozh in 1990 from Stepan Kelchin (born in 1915).

Speakers

  • jaj-ə-ŋən apś-eŋən ul-l-ə-ŋən. jaj-ə-l taś-ə-ŋ jŭkan-na u-l, imi tăj-ə-l, sɔt lɔw tăj-ə-l. a apś-el imi ăn tăj-ə-l, ut'śa χɔt-na u-l, nŭsa-ji u-l. itta ăt law-ə-l, śaś-el imi, musəŋ śaś-el imi pil-na ul-l-ə-ŋən. i lɔw tăj-l-ə-ŋən, tăj-t-ə-ti tup i lɔw. nu, śiti ul-l-ə-ŋən, ul-l-ə-ŋən, apś-el χŭw wan i lɔw-ə-l musəŋ-ŋi ji-s, i lɔw-ə-l χăl-ə-s wŏlli. lɔw-ə-l χăl-ə-s, tăl tăl ńŏχaj-ə-l kussi ńŏχaj-ə-l kussi χijś-ə-l. ittam lɔw śikəńśa χŏti wer-l-a, χăl-ə-s χăl-ə-s. sŏχ-ə-l nŏχ χŏr-s-ə-lli, tu-s-li, nir-na eχət-s-ə-lli, lŭw sɔr-l śita. nu, numəs-ij-ə-l: “ma jaj-em χŏśa jăχ-l-ə-m, kŭs kepa jiŋk tal-ti-ji mŏla tŭt jŭχ tal-ti-ji mɔsaŋ lɔw wɔχ-l-ə-m, i lɔw-na mă-l-aj-ə-m, lŭw sɔt lɔw tăj-ə-l χŏti.”
    elder:brother-0-DU younger:brother-DU be-NONPST-0-3DU elder:brother-0-3SG herd-0-PROPR instead-LOC be-NONPST have-0-NONPST hundred horse have-0-NONPST [but] younger:brother-3SG woman NEG have-0-NONPST alone house-LOC be-NONPST poor-TRANS be-NONPST DP thing say-0-NONPST aunt-3SG woman ill aunt-3SG woman companion-LOC be-NONPST-0-3DU one horse have-NONPST-0-3DU have-TR-0-NMLZ.IMPF only one horse INTJ so be-NONPST-0-3DU be-NONPST-0-3DU younger:brother-3SG long short one horse-0-3SG ill-TRANS come-PST one horse-0-3SG die-0-PST completely horse-0-3SG die-0-PST mere mere flesh-0-3SG for flesh-0-3SG for remain:behind-0-3SG that horse DP how make-NONPST-PAS die-0-PST die-0-PST hide-0-3SG up draw-PST-0-SG.3SG bring-PST-SG.3SG shelf-LOC hang-PST-0-SG.3SG 3 dry-NONPST there INTJ think-FREQ-0-NONPST 1SG elder:brother-1SG to walk-NONPST-0-1SG wherever only water pull-NMLZ.IMPF-TRANS what fire tree pull-NMLZ.IMPF-TRANS perhaps horse beg-NONPST-0-1SG one horse-LOC give-NONPST-PAS-0-1SG 3 hundred horse have-0-NONPST how
    старший:брат-0-ДВ younger:brother-ДВ быть-NONPST-0-3ДВ старший:брат-0-3ЕД herd-0-ПРОПР instead-ЛОК быть-NONPST have-0-NONPST стоянка horse have-0-NONPST [но] younger:brother-3ЕД женщина НЕГ have-0-NONPST alone дом-ЛОК быть-NONPST poor-TRANS быть-NONPST DP вещь сказать-0-NONPST тетя-3ЕД женщина больной тетя-3ЕД женщина товарищ-ЛОК быть-NONPST-0-3ДВ один horse have-NONPST-0-3ДВ have-TR-0-НМЛЗ.ИМПФ only один horse МЕЖД так быть-NONPST-0-3ДВ быть-NONPST-0-3ДВ younger:brother-3ЕД длинный short один horse-0-3ЕД больной-TRANS прийти-ПРОШ один horse-0-3ЕД умереть-0-ПРОШ completely horse-0-3ЕД умереть-0-ПРОШ mere mere flesh-0-3ЕД for flesh-0-3ЕД for remain:behind-0-3ЕД тот horse DP как делать-NONPST-ПАС умереть-0-ПРОШ умереть-0-ПРОШ прятать-0-3ЕД вверх draw-ПРОШ-0-ЕД.3ЕД принести-ПРОШ-ЕД.3ЕД shelf-ЛОК hang-ПРОШ-0-ЕД.3ЕД 3 dry-NONPST там МЕЖД think-ФРЕКВ-0-NONPST 1ЕД старший:брат-1ЕД к идти-NONPST-0-1ЕД wherever only вода тянуть-НМЛЗ.ИМПФ-TRANS что огонь дерево тянуть-НМЛЗ.ИМПФ-TRANS perhaps horse beg-NONPST-0-1ЕД один horse-ЛОК дать-NONPST-ПАС-0-1ЕД 3 стоянка horse have-0-NONPST как
    There lived an elder brother and a younger brother. The elder brother was rich, had a wife, had a hundred horses. The younger brother had no wife. He lived alone in a house. He was poor. His aunt was poor, they lived together. They had one horse, only one horse. That is how they lived and after a long or a short time the younger brother’s horse sickened and died. The horse died, he remained with nothing. The horse died, what can you do? He skinned it, took it and hung it on a cross-beam to dry. He thought: “I’ll go to my brother’s and ask for a horse for transporting water, for transporting fire-wood. Maybe he’ll give me one. He’s got a hundred horses.”
  • jaj-ə-l χŏśa măn-ə-s. “măn-em, law-ə-l, i lɔw ăn mă-l-en? ma lɔw-ə-m χăl-ə-s” “t'ɔ, pa ma lɔw-l-am χŏti năŋ-en mă-l-lam pa ma śita mă-l-lam pa năŋ lɔw-en mŏla-ji wel-s-en pa lapət-ti mŏla jeməl-t-ə-ti mɔs-l.” “pa χŏti jeməl-t-l-em pa musəŋ-ŋi tɔŋχa ji-s pa χăl-ə-s śi.” nu, mă-s-a ăn mă-s-a, χŏti wer-l-a. “ma, law-ə-l, mă-ti lɔw χălśa wŭ-l-em, jaj-ə-l law-ə-l, nu, ăntam.” sɔt lɔw tăj-ə-l pa χŏl-na ăn tăj-ə-l. “pa χŏti jăm,” numəs-ij-ə-l lŭw. jŏχi jŏχt-ə-s. χɔtaj-ə-l imi śiti kăsaŋ, śiti musəŋ, jăχa waŋkərl-ə-man lŭw ul-li-j-ə-l. itta numəs-ij-ə-l: “ma lɔw sŏχ, săs-am lɔw sŏχ wŭ-l-em pa tăta wɔs u-l, wɔs-na tu-l-em pa tiŋi-l-em. mɔsaŋ mă-ti-t-na lut-l-a mɔsaŋ ńań wŭ-ti ŏχ săχat, kɔpejka săχat.” jăχa χir-na muŋχət-l-ə-lli pa aj-ji muŋχət-l-ə-lli pa al χerij-ə-l, al śeχər-l. lɔw sŏχ śiməś u-l, săs-t-al jŭpi-na al χerij-ə-l. wŭ-s-li pa χir-na mets-ə-s-li. χir-na mets-ə-s-li pa aj uχəl lel-s-ə-lli pa wɔs-na tu-l-li tiŋi-ti-ji.
    elder:brother-0-3SG to go-0-PST 1SG-ACC/DAT say-0-NONPST one horse NEG give-NONPST-SG.2SG 1SG horse-0-1SG die-0-PST [those] and 1SG horse-PL-1SG how 2SG-ACC/DAT give-NONPST-PL.1SG and 1SG there give-NONPST-PL.1SG and 2SG horse-2SG what-TRANS kill-PST-SG.2SG and feed-NMLZ.IMPF what cover-TR-0-NMLZ.IMPF must-NONPST and how cover-TR-NONPST-SG.1SG and cow-0-NMLZ.PF-TRANS DP come-PST and die-0-PST DP INTJ give-PST-PAS NEG give-PST-PAS how make-NONPST-PAS 1SG say-0-NONPST give-NMLZ.IMPF horse from:where take-NONPST-SG.1SG elder:brother-0-3SG say-0-NONPST INTJ not:be hundred horse have-0-NONPST and where-LOC NEG have-0-NONPST and how good think-FREQ-0-NONPST 3 homewards arrive-0-PST grandmother-0-3SG so ill so ill together hunch-0-CVB 3 be-IMPF-FREQ-0-NONPST DP think-FREQ-0-NONPST 1SG horse hide dry-NMLZ.PF horse hide take-NONPST-SG.1SG and here town be-NONPST town-LOC bring-NONPST-SG.1SG town-LOC bring-NONPST-SG.1SG and sell-NONPST-SG.1SG perhaps gift-NMLZ.IMPF-N-LOC buy-NONPST-PAS perhaps bread take-NMLZ.IMPF money [kopeck] then together bag-LOC wrap-NONPST-0-SG.3SG and small-TRANS wrap-NONPST-0-SG.3SG and very:much squeak-0-NONPST very:much crackle-0-NONPST horse hide such be-NONPST dry-NMLZ.IMPF-3SG behind-LOC very:much squeak-0-NONPST take-PST-SG.3SG and bag-LOC shove-0-PST-SG.3SG sled-LOC shove-0-PST-SG.3SG and small sled sit-PST-0-SG.3SG and town-LOC bring-NONPST-SG.3SG sell-NMLZ.IMPF-TRANS
    старший:брат-0-3ЕД к идти-0-ПРОШ 1ЕД-АКК/ДАТ сказать-0-NONPST один horse НЕГ дать-NONPST-ЕД.2ЕД 1ЕД horse-0-1ЕД умереть-0-ПРОШ [those] and 1ЕД horse-МН-1ЕД как 2ЕД-АКК/ДАТ дать-NONPST-МН.1ЕД and 1ЕД там дать-NONPST-МН.1ЕД and 2ЕД horse-2ЕД что-TRANS убить-ПРОШ-ЕД.2ЕД and кормить-НМЛЗ.ИМПФ что покрыть-TR-0-НМЛЗ.ИМПФ must-NONPST and как покрыть-TR-NONPST-ЕД.1ЕД and корова-0-НМЛЗ.ПРФ-TRANS DP прийти-ПРОШ and умереть-0-ПРОШ DP МЕЖД дать-ПРОШ-ПАС НЕГ дать-ПРОШ-ПАС как делать-NONPST-ПАС 1ЕД сказать-0-NONPST дать-НМЛЗ.ИМПФ horse from:where взять-NONPST-ЕД.1ЕД старший:брат-0-3ЕД сказать-0-NONPST МЕЖД not:be стоянка horse have-0-NONPST and где-ЛОК НЕГ have-0-NONPST and как хороший think-ФРЕКВ-0-NONPST 3 homewards прибыть-0-ПРОШ бабушка-0-3ЕД так больной так больной together hunch-0-КОНВ 3 быть-ИМПФ-ФРЕКВ-0-NONPST DP think-ФРЕКВ-0-NONPST 1ЕД horse прятать dry-НМЛЗ.ПРФ horse прятать взять-NONPST-ЕД.1ЕД and здесь город быть-NONPST город-ЛОК принести-NONPST-ЕД.1ЕД город-ЛОК принести-NONPST-ЕД.1ЕД and продать-NONPST-ЕД.1ЕД perhaps gift-НМЛЗ.ИМПФ-N-ЛОК buy-NONPST-ПАС perhaps bread взять-НМЛЗ.ИМПФ money [kopeck] тогда together bag-ЛОК завернуть-NONPST-0-ЕД.3ЕД and маленький-TRANS завернуть-NONPST-0-ЕД.3ЕД and very:much squeak-0-NONPST very:much crackle-0-NONPST horse прятать such быть-NONPST dry-НМЛЗ.ИМПФ-3ЕД за-ЛОК very:much squeak-0-NONPST взять-ПРОШ-ЕД.3ЕД and bag-ЛОК shove-0-ПРОШ-ЕД.3ЕД sled-ЛОК shove-0-ПРОШ-ЕД.3ЕД and маленький sled сидеть-ПРОШ-0-ЕД.3ЕД and город-ЛОК принести-NONPST-ЕД.3ЕД продать-НМЛЗ.ИМПФ-TRANS
    He came to his brother. “Would you,” he said, “ give me one horse? My horse has died.” “What?! Why should I give you a horse? Why did you kill your horse? You have to feed and heal it.” “So, how shall I heal it? It got sick and died.” He did not want to give a horse, what can you do? “Where should I take a horse from?” asked the elder brother, “I have none.” He had a hundred horses and would not give even one. “Well, alright,” thought the other. He went home. His aunt became ill, seriously ill, she was all hunched over. He thought: “I will take the horse-skin, the dry horse-skin. There’s a city here. I’ll take it to the city and sell it. Maybe someone will buy it for money, for kopecks, so that I can buy bread.” He wrapped it in a little sack, it cracked, it squeaked. A horse-skin is like that. When it dries it crackles. He took it and shoved it into the sack. He shoved it into the sack, put it on small sleds and took it to the city to sell it.
  • wan măn-l χŭw măn-l, wɔs χuli χŭwat măn-l. i χɔt-na śi kem sij-ə-m-ə-t śat-l-ə-t. kŭtś-ə-m-ə-t śatlət. “ma itta χir sŏχ-em ti śeńi-na lɔńśəχ-l-ə-m pa ăsa jŏχi lăŋt-i-l-ə-m. jiś-ti at jiś-l-ə-t.” ɔj, jŏχi et-ə-s pa tup neŋχe-l-al-na mɔstəp-s-a pa mŏχti: “ătti, ɔj, maksim, năŋ jŏχət-s-ə-n, năŋ. jŭw-a-ji, ti jŭw-a, tăta telij-en jińś-a, telna sɔs-l-a, telij-en jińś-a.” “ɔj, pa ma χŏti at kŭs jiś-l-ə-m pa kamən pa i pil tăj-l-ə-m pa kŭl tăj-l-ə-m pa alt χɔn-l lŭw, χŏti ŋerij-ə-l.” “ɔj, pa ta pa kŭl mŏla-ji ti tu-s-en? pa kŭl-na χŏti mŭŋ li-l-aj-uw ănti.” “pa χălśa lŭw χɔn-l, χŏti met atəm χŏl-na, jŏχi lăŋ-ə-l-ti mɔs-l.” jina pa jŏχi lăŋ-ə-l-s-ə-lli, elti ɔməs-s-ə-lli, ittam lɔw sŏχ χir al χerij-ə-l, al mărij-ə-l. wŏlli ɔj paltam-ə-s-ə-t ittam kŭtś-ə-m im-et mŏla jɔχ-ə-t: “tŏχi tŭw-i, tŏχi tŭw-i, kŭl-na tăta śi li-l-aj-uw.” ɔj, śiti χŏtaś pa tel jiś-s-ə-t pa: “tŏχi tŭw-i, wŏlli lŭw tămi-t ńŏχl-ij-ə-l pa al χerij-ə-l, tăm ma diwan-em iti. tŏχi tŭw-i, śi lŏwat jăm wer-a, ŏχ-na mă-l-ew, mŏla kem ŏχ wɔχ-l-ə-n pa mŭŋ-ew kŭl elti al lapt-i-l-a, al lapt-i-l-a.” kŭtś-ə-m-ə-t, mŏla χŏj arij-ə-l, χŏj mŏla.
    short go-NONPST long go-NONPST town street along go-NONPST one house-LOC FOC make:noise-0-NMLZ.PF-0-PL hear-NONPST-0-3PL be:drunk-NMLZ.PF-0-PL hear-NONPST-0-3PL 1SG DP bag hide-1SG to:here [inner:porch]-LOC ?-NONPST-0-1SG and all homewards enter-FREQ-NONPST-0-1SG drink-NMLZ.IMPF OPT drink-NONPST-0-3PL INTJ homewards come:forth-0-PST and only person-PL-3SG-LOC recognise-PST-PAS and soon DP INTJ Maxim 2SG arrive-PST-0-2SG 2SG come-IMP-2PL to:here come-IMP here full-2SG drink-IMP with pour-NONPST-PAS full-2SG drink-IMP INTJ and 1SG how OPT devil drink-NONPST-0-1SG and outside and one companion have-NONPST-0-1SG and devil have-NONPST-0-1SG and only flee-NONPST 3 how do-0-NONPST INTJ and [here] and devil what-TRANS to:here bring-PST-SG.2SG and devil-LOC how 1PL eat-NONPST-PAS-1PL DP and from:where 3 run-NONPST how SUPER bad where-LOC homewards enter-0-TR-NMLZ.IMPF must-NONPST DP and homewards enter-0-TR-PST-0-SG.3SG from sit-PST-0-SG.3SG that horse hide bag very:much squeak-0-NONPST very:much make:din-0-NONPST completely INTJ be:afraid-0-PST-0-3PL that be:drunk-0-NMLZ.PF woman-PL what man-0-PL to:there bring-IMP.SG to:there bring-IMP.SG devil-LOC here FOC eat-NONPST-PAS-1SG INTJ so how and full drink-PST-0-3PL and to:there bring-IMP.SG completely 3 this-N start:off-FREQ-0-NONPST and very:much squeak-0-NONPST this 1SG [sofa]-1SG as to:there bring-IMP.SG DP size good make-IMP money-LOC give-NONPST-SG.1PL what after money beg-NONPST-0-2SG and 1PL-ACC/DAT devil from NEG feed-0-TR-IMP NEG feed-0-TR-IMP be:drunk-0-NMLZ.PF-0-3PL what who sing-0-NONPST who what
    short идти-NONPST длинный идти-NONPST город street вдоль идти-NONPST один дом-ЛОК ФОК шуметь-0-НМЛЗ.ПРФ-0-МН слышать-NONPST-0-3МН be:drunk-НМЛЗ.ПРФ-0-МН слышать-NONPST-0-3МН 1ЕД DP bag прятать-1ЕД to:here [inner:porch]-ЛОК ?-NONPST-0-1ЕД and весь homewards войти-ФРЕКВ-NONPST-0-1ЕД drink-НМЛЗ.ИМПФ OPT drink-NONPST-0-3МН МЕЖД homewards come:forth-0-ПРОШ and only человек-МН-3ЕД-ЛОК recognise-ПРОШ-ПАС and soon DP МЕЖД Maxim 2ЕД прибыть-ПРОШ-0-2ЕД 2ЕД прийти-ИМП-2МН to:here прийти-ИМП здесь full-2ЕД drink-ИМП с pour-NONPST-ПАС full-2ЕД drink-ИМП МЕЖД and 1ЕД как OPT черт drink-NONPST-0-1ЕД and снаружи and один товарищ have-NONPST-0-1ЕД and черт have-NONPST-0-1ЕД and only flee-NONPST 3 как делать-0-NONPST МЕЖД and [здесь] and черт что-TRANS to:here принести-ПРОШ-ЕД.2ЕД and черт-ЛОК как 1МН есть-NONPST-ПАС-1МН DP and from:where 3 бежать-NONPST как SUPER плохой где-ЛОК homewards войти-0-TR-НМЛЗ.ИМПФ must-NONPST DP and homewards войти-0-TR-ПРОШ-0-ЕД.3ЕД от сидеть-ПРОШ-0-ЕД.3ЕД тот horse прятать bag very:much squeak-0-NONPST very:much make:din-0-NONPST completely МЕЖД be:afraid-0-ПРОШ-0-3МН тот be:drunk-0-НМЛЗ.ПРФ женщина-МН что мужчина-0-МН to:there принести-ИМП.ЕД to:there принести-ИМП.ЕД черт-ЛОК здесь ФОК есть-NONPST-ПАС-1ЕД МЕЖД так как and full drink-ПРОШ-0-3МН and to:there принести-ИМП.ЕД completely 3 этот-N start:off-ФРЕКВ-0-NONPST and very:much squeak-0-NONPST этот 1ЕД [sofa]-1ЕД as to:there принести-ИМП.ЕД DP size хороший делать-ИМП money-ЛОК дать-NONPST-ЕД.1МН что после money beg-NONPST-0-2ЕД and 1МН-АКК/ДАТ черт от НЕГ кормить-0-TR-ИМП НЕГ кормить-0-TR-ИМП be:drunk-0-НМЛЗ.ПРФ-0-3МН что кто sing-0-NONPST кто что
    He went a short time or he went a long time, he walked along the streets of the city. From a hut a loud noise could be heard, drunks apparently. “Fine, I’ll put this sack with the skin in the inside porch and go into the house. If they’re going to drink, let them drink.” He came into the house and was recognised right away by the people: “Maxim, you’ve arrived, come here, drink a glass.” They filled a glass. “Drink the glass.” “Yes, I’d drink the glass, but I left a pal outside, a demon is left, maybe he’ll run away, what can you do?” “Oh, what did you bring a demon here for? The demon will eat us.” “If he runs away, it’ll be even worse. I have to bring him into the house.” And really, he brought it into the house, sat down and the sack with the horse-skin crackled and rustled. Oh, the drunken men and women were e very frightened. “Take it away. The demon will eat us here.” They all had another glass and: “Take it away. It’s moving, it’s squeaking.” (Just like my couch here.) “Come on, take it away, please. We’ll give you money, as much as you ask for, just don’t feed us to the demon.” Drunks - they sing, they do whatever.
  • ɔj, wŭl-sək jɔχ-l-al law-i-li-j-ə-l: “ŏχ-na sɔsm-alən pa tŏχi χir-na sɔsm-alən pa tŏχi χir-ə-l pil-na, tŏχi kŭl-ə-l pil-na săs-na at măn-l.” ɔj, χuləm mil tel pătar ŏχ-na sɔsəm-s-a, χuləm mil tel śel ŏχ-na sɔsəm-s-a, i mil tel sɔrńi ŏχ-na sɔsəm-s-a. wŭl lapət mil tel ŏχ, tălaŋ χir, mesŏk sup-ə-l-na jŏχt-ə-s. χir sup-pi ji-s. “tŏχi măn-a, al tăχaj-na tŭw-i, śi kŭl-na mŭŋ śi li-l-aj-uw.” lat-l-al tăχaj-na χɔt śuŋ-ə-t-na wŭ-ti l'ăpsəm-s-ə-t, χăńem-ə-s-ə-t pa lŭw meta śi ittam săs-am lɔw sŏχ χerŋəl-ti paj-l-ə-lli, al χeńśitij-ə-l lulən iśimet. ŏχ-i χir-l alem-ə-s, śiti lɔw sŏχ-i χir-l ńărem-ə-s, kim ŭχəl-na tu-s-li, lăsk-ə-s-li pa sus-m-ə-s jŏχəś χɔt-ə-l ul-ə-m tăχa pela itta maksim. wan măn-ə-s, χŭw măn-ə-s, numəs-ij-ə-l: “ma tăm săs-am lɔw sŏχ-em mŏla-ji tăj-l-em? wŭ-l-em ti jŭχ pŭj-na il pŏn-l-em pa, law-ə-l, śita lij-ə-l.” jŭχ pŭj-na il χir-s-ə-lli, il mets-ə-s-li pa jŭχ leps-ə-t-na lăp lăŋkəl-s-ə-lli. ŏχ-i χir-ə-l pil-na jŏχəś jŏχi măn-ə-s. wŭ-s-li pa jŏχi jŏχt-ə-s pa śaś-el imi lŏχi śi eŋəl-l, χuj-ə-l jăχa waŋkərś-ə-man χɔt χăr-na.
    INTJ big-COMP man-PL-3SG say-0-IMPF-FREQ-0-NONPST money-LOC pour-IMP.SG.PL and to:there bag-LOC pour-IMP.SG.PL and to:there bad-0-3SG companion-LOC to:there devil-0-3SG companion-LOC back-LOC SBJV go-NONPST INTJ three cap full copper money-LOC pour-PST-PAS three cap full silver money-LOC pour-PST-PAS one cap full gold money pour-PST-PAS big seven cap full money whole bag [sack] piece-0-3SG arrive-0-PST bag piece-TRANS come-PST to:there go-IMP very:much place-LOC bring-IMP.SG DP devil-LOC 1SG FOC eat-NONPST-PAS-1PL land-PL-3SG place-LOC house corner-0-PL-LOC take-NMLZ.IMPF climb-PST-0-3PL hide-0-PST-0-3PL and 3 seems FOC DP dry-NMLZ.PF horse hide crackle-NMLZ.IMPF arrive-NONPST-0-SG.3SG very:much curse-0-NONPST SBJV likewise money-PROPR bag-3SG lift-0-PST so horse hide-PROPR bag-3SG look-0-PST out sled-LOC bring-PST-SG.3SG throw-0-PST-SG.3SG step-INCH-0-PST homewards house-0-3SG be-0-NMLZ.PF place towards that Maxim short go-0-PST long go-0-PST think-FREQ-0-NONPST 1SG this dry-NMLZ.PF horse hide-1SG what-TRANS have-NONPST-SG.3SG take-NONPST-SG.3SG to:here tree arse-LOC down put-NONPST-SG.1SG say-0-NONPST there rot-0-NONPST tree arse-LOC down dig-PST-0-SG.3SG down shove-0-PST-SG.3SG and tree branch-0-PL-LOC down cover-PST-0-SG.3SG money-PROPR bag-0-3SG companion-LOC homewards homewards go-0-PST take-PST-SG.3SG and homewards arrive-0-PST and aunt-3SG woman wretched groan-NONPST lie-0-NONPST hunch-0-CVB house floor-LOC
    МЕЖД большой-КОМП мужчина-МН-3ЕД сказать-0-ИМПФ-ФРЕКВ-0-NONPST money-ЛОК pour-ИМП.ЕД.МН and to:there bag-ЛОК pour-ИМП.ЕД.МН and to:there плохой-0-3ЕД товарищ-ЛОК to:there черт-0-3ЕД товарищ-ЛОК назад-ЛОК СОСЛ идти-NONPST МЕЖД три cap full медь money-ЛОК pour-ПРОШ-ПАС три cap full серебро money-ЛОК pour-ПРОШ-ПАС один cap full gold money pour-ПРОШ-ПАС большой семь cap full money целый bag [sack] piece-0-3ЕД прибыть-0-ПРОШ bag piece-TRANS прийти-ПРОШ to:there идти-ИМП very:much место-ЛОК принести-ИМП.ЕД DP черт-ЛОК 1ЕД ФОК есть-NONPST-ПАС-1МН земля-МН-3ЕД место-ЛОК дом corner-0-МН-ЛОК взять-НМЛЗ.ИМПФ climb-ПРОШ-0-3МН прятать-0-ПРОШ-0-3МН and 3 seems ФОК DP dry-НМЛЗ.ПРФ horse прятать crackle-НМЛЗ.ИМПФ прибыть-NONPST-0-ЕД.3ЕД very:much curse-0-NONPST СОСЛ likewise money-ПРОПР bag-3ЕД lift-0-ПРОШ так horse прятать-ПРОПР bag-3ЕД смотреть-0-ПРОШ из sled-ЛОК принести-ПРОШ-ЕД.3ЕД бросать-0-ПРОШ-ЕД.3ЕД шаг-ИНХ-0-ПРОШ homewards дом-0-3ЕД быть-0-НМЛЗ.ПРФ место в:направлении тот Maxim short идти-0-ПРОШ длинный идти-0-ПРОШ think-ФРЕКВ-0-NONPST 1ЕД этот dry-НМЛЗ.ПРФ horse прятать-1ЕД что-TRANS have-NONPST-ЕД.3ЕД взять-NONPST-ЕД.3ЕД to:here дерево arse-ЛОК down положить-NONPST-ЕД.1ЕД сказать-0-NONPST там rot-0-NONPST дерево arse-ЛОК down dig-ПРОШ-0-ЕД.3ЕД down shove-0-ПРОШ-ЕД.3ЕД and дерево branch-0-МН-ЛОК down покрыть-ПРОШ-0-ЕД.3ЕД money-ПРОПР bag-0-3ЕД товарищ-ЛОК homewards homewards идти-0-ПРОШ взять-ПРОШ-ЕД.3ЕД and homewards прибыть-0-ПРОШ and тетя-3ЕД женщина wretched groan-NONPST лежать-0-NONPST hunch-0-КОНВ дом floor-ЛОК
    The oldest man said: “Pour money, pour money into the sack and let him go off together with the sack, together with the demon.” They poured three hats of copper money, three hats of silver money, one sack of gold money. Seven big hats of money, half a sack remained. “Go away, take it out, the demon will eat us.” They all climbed into different corners of the house and hid, but he started to crackle even more with the dry horse skin, it apparently was cursing. Maxim grabbed the sack with the money, the sack with the dry horse-skin, took it outside to the sled, threw it on and set off home, to where his house was. He went for a long or a short time and thought: “Why am I carrying the dry horse-skin, why am I taking it? I’ll take it and put it here under a tree,” he said, “there it will disappear.” He buried it under the tree, crammed it in and covered it with fir branches. He set off for home with the money sack. He came home and his poor aunt was groaning, she lay on the floor all contorted.
  • ... ŏχ-ə-t wŭ-s-li pa χɔt χăr lŏwat-ə-n sŭŋχ-s-ə-lli pa ŏχ elti sus-i-li-j-ə-l, sɔrń-eŋ ŏχ, śel ŏχ, pătar ŏχ. χɔt lip-el al wŏlij-ə-l ŏχ-na. uj, jaj-ə-l imŏsaj-na jŏχt-ə-s. “ŏχ, law-ə-l, ăn tăj-s-en pa, law-ə-l, ittam χălśa wŭj-ə-m ŏχ-l-an? jina, law-ə-l, χɔt-en tel sɔs-ə-m.” “pa ma lij-ə-m lɔw sŏχ-em, itta χăl-ə-m lɔw sŏχ-em, lij-ə-m lɔw sŏχ-em, χăl-ə-m lɔw sŏχ-em wɔs-na tu-s-em. śi kem lɔw sŏχ kăs-l-ə-t pa ŭw sur-na jăχ-l-ə-t. śi kem tiŋŋ-ə-t wŭ-s-el pa, law-ə-l, jur-na wŭ-ti tur śi wŭ-s-el.” jaj-ə-l numəs-ij-ə-l: “pa jina jăm, ma sɔt lɔw tăj-l-ə-m. śălta wel-l-ə-llam ki, χŏti ul-t-em χŭwat li-ti ŏχ śi sit-l-ə-m. śi arat lɔw sŏχ, lŭw i lɔw sŏχ-na śi arat ŏχ sit-m-al pa pa sɔt lɔw sŏχ χŏti lŭw ŏχ-l-al ari-ji ilampa, tălaŋ lŏpas tel-li ji-l. śi arat lɔw ma lapət-ti wŏlli met-l-ə-m. jiŋk jiśti pit-l-ə-t pa tălaŋ jŏχan ăsa sɔr-l. pɔś-l-al χir-ti-ji aləŋ săχat itta ila mŏsa wŏlli kum ăntam. śiti χir-ə-s-a. ma lŭw-ilal itta wel-l-ə-llam pa sŏχ-l-al wɔs-na tiŋi-l-ə-m.”
    money-0-PL take-PST-0-SG.3SG and house floor size-0-3DU strew-PST-0-SG.3SG and money from step-0-IMPF-FREQ-0-NONPST gold-PROPR money silver money copper money house inside-3SG very:much shine-0-NONPST money-LOC INTJ elder:brother-0-3SG one-LOC arrive-0-PST money say-0-NONPST NEG have-PST-SG.2SG and say-0-NONPST DP from:where take-0-NMLZ.PF money-PL-2SG DP say-0-NONPST house-2SG full pour-0-NMLZ.PF and 1SG rot-0-NMLZ.PF horse hide-1SG that die-0-NMLZ.PF horse hide-0-1SG rot-0-NMLZ.PF horse hide-0-1SG die-0-NMLZ.PF horse hide-1SG town-LOC bring-SG.1SG DP after horse hide seek-NONPST-0-3PL and shout yell-LOC walk-NONPST-0-3PL DP after bride:price-0-PL take-PST-SG.3PL and say-0-NONPST power-LOC take-NMLZ.IMPF head FOC take-PST-SG.3PL elder:brother-0-3SG think-FREQ-0-NONPST and DP good 1SG hundred horse have-NONPST-0-1SG from:there kill-NONPST-0-PL.1SG if how be-NMLZ.IMPF-1SG along eat-NMLZ.IMPF money FOC get-NONPST-0-1SG DP much horse hide 3 one horse hide-LOC FOC much money get-NMLZ.PF-3SG and and horse hide how 3 money-PL-3SG song-TRANS perhaps whole shed full-TRANS come-NONPST DP much horse 1SG feed-NMLZ.IMPF completely tire-NONPST-0-1SG water drink-NMLZ.IMPF start-NONPST-0-3PL and whole river all dry-NONPST manure-PL-3SG dig-NMLZ.IMPF-TRANS morning time DP evening what completely time not:be so dig-0-PST-PAS 1SG 3-PL.ACC/DAT DP kill-NONPST-0-PL.1SG and hide-PL-3SG town-LOC sell-NONPST-0-1SG
    money-0-МН взять-ПРОШ-0-ЕД.3ЕД and дом floor size-0-3ДВ strew-ПРОШ-0-ЕД.3ЕД and money от шаг-0-ИМПФ-ФРЕКВ-0-NONPST gold-ПРОПР money серебро money медь money дом inside-3ЕД very:much сверкать-0-NONPST money-ЛОК МЕЖД старший:брат-0-3ЕД один-ЛОК прибыть-0-ПРОШ money сказать-0-NONPST НЕГ have-ПРОШ-ЕД.2ЕД and сказать-0-NONPST DP from:where взять-0-НМЛЗ.ПРФ money-МН-2ЕД DP сказать-0-NONPST дом-2ЕД full pour-0-НМЛЗ.ПРФ and 1ЕД rot-0-НМЛЗ.ПРФ horse прятать-1ЕД тот умереть-0-НМЛЗ.ПРФ horse прятать-0-1ЕД rot-0-НМЛЗ.ПРФ horse прятать-0-1ЕД умереть-0-НМЛЗ.ПРФ horse прятать-1ЕД город-ЛОК принести-ЕД.1ЕД DP после horse прятать искать-NONPST-0-3МН and кричать yell-ЛОК идти-NONPST-0-3МН DP после bride:price-0-МН взять-ПРОШ-ЕД.3МН and сказать-0-NONPST power-ЛОК взять-НМЛЗ.ИМПФ голова ФОК взять-ПРОШ-ЕД.3МН старший:брат-0-3ЕД think-ФРЕКВ-0-NONPST and DP хороший 1ЕД стоянка horse have-NONPST-0-1ЕД from:there убить-NONPST-0-МН.1ЕД if как быть-НМЛЗ.ИМПФ-1ЕД вдоль есть-НМЛЗ.ИМПФ money ФОК получить-NONPST-0-1ЕД DP много horse прятать 3 один horse прятать-ЛОК ФОК много money получить-НМЛЗ.ПРФ-3ЕД and and horse прятать как 3 money-МН-3ЕД песня-TRANS perhaps целый shed full-TRANS прийти-NONPST DP много horse 1ЕД кормить-НМЛЗ.ИМПФ completely tire-NONPST-0-1ЕД вода drink-НМЛЗ.ИМПФ начать-NONPST-0-3МН and целый river весь dry-NONPST manure-МН-3ЕД dig-НМЛЗ.ИМПФ-TRANS утро время DP вечер что completely время not:be так dig-0-ПРОШ-ПАС 1ЕД 3-МН.АКК/ДАТ DP убить-NONPST-0-МН.1ЕД and прятать-МН-3ЕД город-ЛОК продать-NONPST-0-1ЕД
    Fine. He took the money and strewed it on the floor. He walked on the money. Gold money, silver money, copper money. The house gleamed inside from the money. All of a sudden his brother came and said: “You didn’t have any money. Where did you get the money? You’ve filled up the whole house.” “Yes, I took the rotten horse-skin, the skin of my dead horse, to the city. There horse-skins are really in demand, they cry out for them. They took it for a lot of money, they took it by force.” His brother started thinking: “Yes, this is really good. I have a hundred horses. If I slaughter them, I’ll earn money for food for my whole life, so many horse-skins. He earned so much money with one horse-skin, but a hundred horse-skins means more money, a whole barn. I’m really tired of feeding so many horses. If they start to drink water, a whole river dries up. I don’t have enough time to gather up manure from morning to night, that’s how much I dig. I’ll slaughter them now and sell the hides in the city.”
  • ittam lɔw-ə-t seŋk seŋχ-l-ə-lli, wel-l-ə-lli, χŏr-l-ə-lli. sŏχ-l-al sɔr-l-ə-lli, sɔr-l-ə-lli ńar telna. i lɔw jiŋk tal-ti-ji χăj-ə-l, tŭt jŭχ tŭ-ti mŏla-ji. nu śikəńśa, ittam lɔw sŏχ-ə-t ittam χăj-ə-m lɔw-ə-l-na lɔw sŏχ-l-al le-l-li, wɔs-na śi tu-l-li. wɔs χuli χŭwat lɔw sŏχ-i uχəl telna măn-l ŭw śur-na: “ej, χŏj elti lɔw sŏχ mɔs-l lulən, lut-a-ti, lut-a-ti.” “t'ɔ, ătsam mŏsa, mŭŋ lij-ə-m lɔw sŏχ, ńar lɔw sŏχ χŏl tul-luw, χŏti lɔw sŏχ mŏla wer-l-ew.” śi jăŋχ-ə-l, śi jăŋχ-ə-l-na i lɔw sŏχ wŭj-ə-m ăntam, jɔwəl-s-ə-lli, ti temp-s-ə-lli. jŏχi măn-ə-s. numəs-ij-ə-l: “apś-em-na ma lepəl-s-aj-ə-m ilampa, maksim-na. ma lŭw-el, law-ə-l, armat-l-em.” lajm-ə-l lŏχət-l pa śikəńśa numəs-ij-ə-l, law-i-li-j-ə-l: “χuj-t-al ewəlt im-el pela pŏtər-t-al, χuj-t-al ewəlt sapl-ə-l wŭ-l-em, sup-pi sewərm-ə-l-em, at-l măn-l-ə-m. śi arat lɔw-em al uś-ə-s.” lajm-ə-l leśat-l-ə-lli, lŏχət-l-ə-lli, apś-el śi jasŋ-ə-t χul-s-ə-lli, mŏst-ə-s-li sa, mŏst-ə-s-li. jŏχt-i-li-j-ə-s tŏχi jaj-ə-l, i ŏχ-ə-t want-ə-s mŏlaj-na, ătti śi pŭrəś imi χăta χuj-li-j-ə-l, χuj-ti lɔt-l mŏla ăsa liram-s-ə-lli. apś-el ănti tăm iti diwan elti χuj-ə-l, năr-el elti χuj-li-j-ə-l.
    that horse-0-PL very strike-NONPST-0-SG.3SG kill-NONPST-0-SG.3SG draw-NONPST-0-SG.3SG hide-PL-3SG dry-NONPST-0-SG.3SG dry-NONPST-0-SG.3SG fresh with one horse water pull-NMLZ.IMPF-TRANS leave-0-NONPST fire tree bring-NMLZ.IMPF what-TRANS INTJ DP that horse hide-0-PL that leave-0-NMLZ.PF horse-0-3SG-LOC horse hide-PL-3SG sit-NONPST-PL.3SG town-LOC FOC bring-NONPST-SG.3SG town street along horse hide-PROPR sled with go-NONPST shout yell-LOC INTJ who from horse hide must-NONPST SBJV buy-IMP-PL buy-IMP-PL [those] stupid what 1PL rot-0-NMLZ.PF horse hide fresh horse hide where bring-NONPST-PL.1PL how horse hide what make-NONPST-PL.1PL DP walk-0-NONPST DP walk-0-NONPST-LOC one horse hide take-0-NMLZ.PF not:be toss-PST-0-SG.3SG to:here topple-PST-0-SG.3SG homewards go-0-PST think-FREQ-0-NONPST younger:brother-1SG-LOC 1SG deceive-PST-PAS-0-1SG perhaps Maxim-LOC 1SG 3-ACC/DAT say-0-NONPST take:care-NONPST-SG.1SG axe-0-3SG sharpen-NONPST and DP think-FREQ-0-NONPST say-0-IMPF-FREQ-0-NONPST lie-NMLZ.IMPF-3SG from woman-3SG say-NMLZ.IMPF-3SG lie-NMLZ.IMPF-3SG from neck-0-3SG piece-LOC cut-0-NONPST-SG.1SG night-3SG go-NONPST-0-1SG DP much horse-1SG very:much find-0-PST axe-0-3SG prepare-NONPST-0-SG.3SG sharpen-NONPST-0-SG.3SG younger:brother-3SG DP speech-0-PL hear-PST-0-SG.3SG recognise-0-PST-SG.3SG DP recognise-0-PST-SG.3SG arrive-0-IMPF-FREQ-0-PST to:there elder:brother-0-3SG [and] money-0-PL see-0-PST what-LOC DP DP old woman where lie-IMPF-FREQ-0-NONPST lie-NMLZ.IMPF place-3SG what all investigate-PST-0-SG.3SG younger:brother-3SG DP this as [sofa] DP lie-0-NONPST bed-3SG from lie-0-IMPF-FREQ-0-NONPST
    тот horse-0-МН очень strike-NONPST-0-ЕД.3ЕД убить-NONPST-0-ЕД.3ЕД draw-NONPST-0-ЕД.3ЕД прятать-МН-3ЕД dry-NONPST-0-ЕД.3ЕД dry-NONPST-0-ЕД.3ЕД fresh с один horse вода тянуть-НМЛЗ.ИМПФ-TRANS оставить-0-NONPST огонь дерево принести-НМЛЗ.ИМПФ что-TRANS МЕЖД DP тот horse прятать-0-МН тот оставить-0-НМЛЗ.ПРФ horse-0-3ЕД-ЛОК horse прятать-МН-3ЕД сидеть-NONPST-МН.3ЕД город-ЛОК ФОК принести-NONPST-ЕД.3ЕД город street вдоль horse прятать-ПРОПР sled с идти-NONPST кричать yell-ЛОК МЕЖД кто от horse прятать must-NONPST СОСЛ buy-ИМП-МН buy-ИМП-МН [those] stupid что 1МН rot-0-НМЛЗ.ПРФ horse прятать fresh horse прятать где принести-NONPST-МН.1МН как horse прятать что делать-NONPST-МН.1МН DP идти-0-NONPST DP идти-0-NONPST-ЛОК один horse прятать взять-0-НМЛЗ.ПРФ not:be toss-ПРОШ-0-ЕД.3ЕД to:here topple-ПРОШ-0-ЕД.3ЕД homewards идти-0-ПРОШ think-ФРЕКВ-0-NONPST younger:brother-1ЕД-ЛОК 1ЕД deceive-ПРОШ-ПАС-0-1ЕД perhaps Maxim-ЛОК 1ЕД 3-АКК/ДАТ сказать-0-NONPST take:care-NONPST-ЕД.1ЕД топор-0-3ЕД sharpen-NONPST and DP think-ФРЕКВ-0-NONPST сказать-0-ИМПФ-ФРЕКВ-0-NONPST лежать-НМЛЗ.ИМПФ-3ЕД от женщина-3ЕД сказать-НМЛЗ.ИМПФ-3ЕД лежать-НМЛЗ.ИМПФ-3ЕД от neck-0-3ЕД piece-ЛОК резать-0-NONPST-ЕД.1ЕД ночь-3ЕД идти-NONPST-0-1ЕД DP много horse-1ЕД very:much найти-0-ПРОШ топор-0-3ЕД приготовить-NONPST-0-ЕД.3ЕД sharpen-NONPST-0-ЕД.3ЕД younger:brother-3ЕД DP speech-0-МН слышать-ПРОШ-0-ЕД.3ЕД recognise-0-ПРОШ-ЕД.3ЕД DP recognise-0-ПРОШ-ЕД.3ЕД прибыть-0-ИМПФ-ФРЕКВ-0-ПРОШ to:there старший:брат-0-3ЕД [and] money-0-МН видеть-0-ПРОШ что-ЛОК DP DP старый женщина где лежать-ИМПФ-ФРЕКВ-0-NONPST лежать-НМЛЗ.ИМПФ место-3ЕД что весь investigate-ПРОШ-0-ЕД.3ЕД younger:brother-3ЕД DP этот as [sofa] DP лежать-0-NONPST постель-3ЕД от лежать-0-ИМПФ-ФРЕКВ-0-NONPST
    He slaughtered the horses, finished them off, skinned them, dried the fresh skins. One horse remained to transport water, to transport firewood. He brought these horse-skins to the city on the remaining horse. He rode along the streets of the city with the horse-skins and yelled: “Hey, who needs horse-skins? If you need them, buy them.” “What, you fool? Where should we put rotten horse-skins, raw horse-skins? What should we do with them?” As long as he went on, they did not buy a single skin, so he threw them out there, toppled them over. He rode home. He thought: “My brother Maxim has deceived me. I’ll take care of him.” He sharpened an axe, thought, and said: “While he’s sleeping,” he said to his wife, “while he’s sleeping, I’ll chop his neck, I’ll go over at night. So many horses gone.” He got the axe ready, sharpened it. His brother sensed these words, guessed them. The older brother had gone there, had seen the money and had found out where the old woman slept, where her bed was. The younger brother slept on the couch, like I do, she slept on the bed.
  • śikəńśa ittam śaś-el imi itta maksim wŭ-s-li pa lŭw χuj-ti tăχaj-ə-l-na ătti ji-s pa ul-t-ə-s-li. jămsiji jesa waŋkər-i-l-ə-l, tŭŋni-sək wer-ə-s. a lŭw itta śaś-el imi χuj-ə-m tăχaj-na tŏχi kur-ə-pt-ij-ə-s, tŏχi waŋkər-t-ə-man χuj-ə-l, eŋ-ə-l, tăm eŋ-ə-l, tŏχi eŋ-ə-l. ɔj, imŏsaj-na itta jaj-ə-l at-l χul-l-ə-lli śi jŏχət-m-al śat-l. tăm pŭrəś imi, tăm musəŋ imi sŏχ-na lăp lăŋ-man u-s, ŏχ-ə-l lăp lăŋ-man u-s, wŏj-ə-m-s-a. ɔj, ătti jaj-ə-l-na ittam imi śi apś-el jŭkan śi sewərm-ə-l-li, ŏχ-ə-l jel răkən-l.
    DP that aunt-3SG woman that Maxim take-PST-SG.3SG and 3 lie-NMLZ.IMPF place-0-3SG-LOC DP come-PST and be-TR-0-PST-SG.3SG well a:little hunch-0-IMPF-0-NONPST straight-COMP make-0-PST [but] 3 that aunt-3SG old:woman lie-0-NMLZ.PF place-LOC to:there sit-0-CAUS-FREQ-0-PST to:there hunch-TR-0-CVB lie-0-NONPST groan-0-NONPST this groan-0-NONPST to:there groan-0-NONPST INTJ one-LOC that elder:brother-0-3SG night-3SG hear-NONPST-0-SG.3SG DP arrive-NMLZ.PF-3SG hear-NONPST this old woman this ill woman hide-LOC closed enter-CVB be-PST head-0-3SG closed enter-CVB be-PST be:drowsy-0-INCH-PST-PAS INTJ DP elder:brother-0-3SG that woman FOC younger:brother-3SG instead FOC cut-0-NONPST-SG.3SG head-0-3SG ahead tumble-3SG
    DP тот тетя-3ЕД женщина тот Maxim взять-ПРОШ-ЕД.3ЕД and 3 лежать-НМЛЗ.ИМПФ место-0-3ЕД-ЛОК DP прийти-ПРОШ and быть-TR-0-ПРОШ-ЕД.3ЕД хорошо a:little hunch-0-ИМПФ-0-NONPST straight-КОМП делать-0-ПРОШ [но] 3 тот тетя-3ЕД старуха лежать-0-НМЛЗ.ПРФ место-ЛОК to:there сидеть-0-CAUS-ФРЕКВ-0-ПРОШ to:there hunch-TR-0-КОНВ лежать-0-NONPST groan-0-NONPST этот groan-0-NONPST to:there groan-0-NONPST МЕЖД один-ЛОК тот старший:брат-0-3ЕД ночь-3ЕД слышать-NONPST-0-ЕД.3ЕД DP прибыть-НМЛЗ.ПРФ-3ЕД слышать-NONPST этот старый женщина этот больной женщина прятать-ЛОК closed войти-КОНВ быть-ПРОШ голова-0-3ЕД closed войти-КОНВ быть-ПРОШ be:drowsy-0-ИНХ-ПРОШ-ПАС МЕЖД DP старший:брат-0-3ЕД тот женщина ФОК younger:brother-3ЕД instead ФОК резать-0-NONPST-ЕД.3ЕД голова-0-3ЕД вперед tumble-3ЕД
    Maxim took his aunt and, when night fell, put her on his own place to sleep. She was all hunched up, he straightened her out nicely. He himself flopped down on the aunt’s place, where she slept, hunching over, he lay and moaned, moaned this way and moaned that way. Suddenly at night he heard that his brother had arrived. The old woman, this sick old woman was covered by blankets. Her head was all covered, she had fallen asleep. The elder brother slaughtered the woman instead of the younger brother. Her head flew off.
  • nu, jaj-ə-l măn-ə-m jŭpi-na ittam lŭw nŏχ lɔj-ə-l, nŏχ lɔj-ə-l pa ittam pŭrəś imi lŏχi ŏχ-ə-l jeləś răkən-m-al, sapəl lŏw-ə-l sup-pi sewərm-ə-m. nu, nŏχ leśat-l-ə-lli śikəńśa, χŏti mɔs-l, jɔwər-l-ə-lli. χălewət χătl-li ji-l pa aləŋ săχat wŭ-l-li pa numəs-ij-ə-l: “ma itta lŭw-el wɔs-na tu-l-em pa mɔsaŋ mă-ti-t-na lut-l-a. śi χăla imi.” lel-s-ə-lli, jɔwr-ə-l-ə-s-li pa aj uχl-ə-l-na wɔs-na tu-l-li ittam χăla-m-ə-t, χăla im-el ŏχ-ə-l. imŏsa χɔt-na jŏχt-ə-l pa śi kŭtś-ə-m-ə-t-ə-t śat-l-ə-t. śiti ŭw-t-el śat-l, im-et jɔχ-ə-t al śɔli-l-ə-t. ittam χăla im-el aj uχəl elti wŭ-s-li pa nŏχ ɔmt-ə-l-s-ə-lli. ŏχ pusχ-ə-l tŏχi sapl-ə-l-na uχl-ə-l χŏśa ɔmt-ə-l-s-ə-lli kak lilaŋ neŋχuj, ŏχsam-na pŏn-lt-ə-s-li.
    INTJ elder:brother go-0-NMLZ.PF behind-LOC DP 3 up stand-0-NONPST up stand-0-NONPST and that old woman wretched head-0-3SG ahead tumble-NMLZ.PF-3SG neck bone-0-3SG piece-TRANS cut-0-NMLZ.PF INTJ up prepare-NONPST-0-SG.3SG DP how must-NONPST wrap-NONPST-0-SG.3SG tomorrow day-TRANS come-NONPST and morning time take-NONPST-SG.3SG and think-FREQ-0-NONPST 1SG DP 3-ACC/DAT town-LOC take-NONPST-SG.1SG and perhaps give-NMLZ.IMPF-N-LOC buy-NONPST-PAS DP dead woman sit-PST-0-SG.3SG wrap-0-TR-0-PST-SG.3SG and small sled-0-3SG-LOC town-LOC bring-NONPST-SG.3SG that die-NMLZ.PF-0-N dead woman-3SG head-0-3SG one hose-LOC arrive-0-NONPST and DP be:drunk-0-NMLZ.PF-0-N-0-PL hear-NONPST-0-3PL so shout-NMLZ.IMPF-3PL hear-NONPST woman-PL man-0-PL very:much make:noise-NONPST-0-3PL that dead woman-3SG small sled from take-PST-SG.3SG and up set-0-TR-PST-0-SG.3SG head cub-0-NONPST to:there neck-0-3SG-LOC sled-0-3SG to set-0-TR-PST-0-SG.3SG [so] life person kerchief-LOC put-CAUS-PST-0-SG.3SG
    МЕЖД старший:брат идти-0-НМЛЗ.ПРФ за-ЛОК DP 3 вверх стоять-0-NONPST вверх стоять-0-NONPST and тот старый женщина wretched голова-0-3ЕД вперед tumble-НМЛЗ.ПРФ-3ЕД neck кость-0-3ЕД piece-TRANS резать-0-НМЛЗ.ПРФ МЕЖД вверх приготовить-NONPST-0-ЕД.3ЕД DP как must-NONPST завернуть-NONPST-0-ЕД.3ЕД завтра день-TRANS прийти-NONPST and утро время взять-NONPST-ЕД.3ЕД and think-ФРЕКВ-0-NONPST 1ЕД DP 3-АКК/ДАТ город-ЛОК взять-NONPST-ЕД.1ЕД and perhaps дать-НМЛЗ.ИМПФ-N-ЛОК buy-NONPST-ПАС DP dead женщина сидеть-ПРОШ-0-ЕД.3ЕД завернуть-0-TR-0-ПРОШ-ЕД.3ЕД and маленький sled-0-3ЕД-ЛОК город-ЛОК принести-NONPST-ЕД.3ЕД тот умереть-НМЛЗ.ПРФ-0-N dead женщина-3ЕД голова-0-3ЕД один hose-ЛОК прибыть-0-NONPST and DP be:drunk-0-НМЛЗ.ПРФ-0-N-0-МН слышать-NONPST-0-3МН так кричать-НМЛЗ.ИМПФ-3МН слышать-NONPST женщина-МН мужчина-0-МН very:much шуметь-NONPST-0-3МН тот dead женщина-3ЕД маленький sled от взять-ПРОШ-ЕД.3ЕД and вверх set-0-TR-ПРОШ-0-ЕД.3ЕД голова cub-0-NONPST to:there neck-0-3ЕД-ЛОК sled-0-3ЕД к set-0-TR-ПРОШ-0-ЕД.3ЕД [так] жизнь человек kerchief-ЛОК положить-CAUS-ПРОШ-0-ЕД.3ЕД
    When the brother left, the other one got up. He got up, the old woman’s head, the poor thing, had flown off. Her neck had been cut right in two. He gathered everything up, swept up. The next day arrived, morning. He took her and thought: “I’ll take her to the city. Maybe somebody will buy the corpse.” He seated her, wrapped her up and he took the dead woman to the city on a small sled. He arrived at a house and once again drunks could be heard yelling, women and men making noise. He had put the corpse on the small sleds and sat her up. He put her head on her neck against the sled, like a living person and covered it with a kerchief.
  • jŏχi lăŋ-ə-l. jeməl-man lŭw wes-l lăp tal-s-ə-lli. jŏχi lăŋ-ə-s pa ittam iśi uś-ti-t-l-al ul-m-el, tup alem-ə-s-a: “ɔj, maksim jŏχət-m-en, jŭw-a-ji, jŭw-a, tel-en wŭj-a, tel-en jińś-a, uś-ti neŋχuj.” “pa ma χŏti alt kus jiś-l-em tɔŋχa pa kamən pa neŋχuj tăj-l-ə-m pa iśki-na pɔt-l-a χŏtaś kepa, iśki lampa.” “pa χŏjti-j-en, law-ə-l, wŭl-sək ăt-l-al law-ə-l ătti niŋ aj-sək niŋ-ə-t pela, măn-a-ti, law-ə-l ătti, jŏχi lăŋ-ə-l-t-al-ə-n i niŋ-ə-n, law-ə-l, iśki-na mɔsaŋ pɔt-l-a.” ɔj, ittam kŭtś-ə-m ew-et mŏla ńŏχəm-man kim nawər-s-ə-t pa ŏχsam-ə-l ewəlt ńărem-ə-s-a, ittam imi ŏχ pŏsχ-ə-l jel răkn-ə-s. jel răkən-l pa pa jŏχi χɔll-ə-man lăŋ-l-ə-t: “ittam imi, law-l-ə-t, χŏti ji-s, ŏχ-ə-l χŏś răkn-ə-s.” “jesək sɔrńi pa! pa mŏla χŏti wer-s-ə-llən. t'ɔ, pa laj-ə-m, kim etl-ij-ə-s, pa lajəm śi sewər-m-ə-n, tăm mŏla ńulm-ə-l ńur jiləp, wŭr, law-ə-l, il ŏw-l-ə-t.” “nu, mŭŋ sewər-m-ew ăntam, law-l-ə-t, mŭŋ tup nŏχ al-ti wŭtśi-s-ew pa ŏχ pŏsχ-ə-l il lăr-em-ə-s.” “χŏti lŭw śir-ə-l-na χŏti-sək lăr-em-ə-l.”
    homewards enter-0-NONPST cover-CVB 3 face-3SG closed pull-PST-0-SG.3SG homewards enter-0-PST and DP same find-NMLZ.IMPF-N-PL-3SG be-NMLZ.PF-3PL only lift-PST-PAS INTJ Maxim arrive-NMLZ.PF-2SG come-IMP-2PL come-IMP full-2SG take-IMP full-2SG drink-IMP find-NMLZ.IMPF person and 1SG how only wherever drink-NONPST-SG.1SG DP and outside and person have-NONPST-0-1SG and cold-LOC freeze-NONPST-PAS how only cold similar and who-0-2SG say-0-NONPST big-COMP thing-PL-3SG say-0-NONPST DP woman small-COMP woman-0-PL towards go-IMP-PL say-0-NONPST DP homewards enter-0-TR-NMLZ.IMPF-3SG-2SG [and] woman-0-2DU say-0-NONPST cold-LOC perhaps freeze-NONPST-PAS INTJ that be:drunk-0-NMLZ.PF girl-PL what run-CVB out jump-PST-0-3PL and kerchief-0-3SG from look-0-PST-PAS that woman head cub-0-3SG ahead tumble-0-PST ahead tumble-NONPST and and homewards cry-0-CVB enter-NONPST-0-3PL that woman say-NONPST-0-3PL how come-PST head-0-3SG away tumble-0-PST holy gold and and what how make-PST-0-SG.2PL [those] and out come:forth-FREQ-0-PST and axe FOC cut-NMLZ.PF-0-2PL this what wound-0-3SG really new blood say-0-NONPST down flow-NONPST-0-3PL INTJ 1SG cut-NMLZ.PF-1PL not:be say-NONPST-0-3PL 1PL only up lift-NMLZ.IMPF want-PST-1PL and head cub-0-3SG down roll-INCH-0-PST how 3 way-0-3SG-LOC how-COMP roll-INCH-0-NONPST
    homewards войти-0-NONPST покрыть-КОНВ 3 face-3ЕД closed тянуть-ПРОШ-0-ЕД.3ЕД homewards войти-0-ПРОШ and DP same найти-НМЛЗ.ИМПФ-N-МН-3ЕД быть-НМЛЗ.ПРФ-3МН only lift-ПРОШ-ПАС МЕЖД Maxim прибыть-НМЛЗ.ПРФ-2ЕД прийти-ИМП-2МН прийти-ИМП full-2ЕД взять-ИМП full-2ЕД drink-ИМП найти-НМЛЗ.ИМПФ человек and 1ЕД как only wherever drink-NONPST-ЕД.1ЕД DP and снаружи and человек have-NONPST-0-1ЕД and холодный-ЛОК freeze-NONPST-ПАС как only холодный similar and кто-0-2ЕД сказать-0-NONPST большой-КОМП вещь-МН-3ЕД сказать-0-NONPST DP женщина маленький-КОМП женщина-0-МН в:направлении идти-ИМП-МН сказать-0-NONPST DP homewards войти-0-TR-НМЛЗ.ИМПФ-3ЕД-2ЕД [and] женщина-0-2ДВ сказать-0-NONPST холодный-ЛОК perhaps freeze-NONPST-ПАС МЕЖД тот be:drunk-0-НМЛЗ.ПРФ girl-МН что бежать-КОНВ из прыгать-ПРОШ-0-3МН and kerchief-0-3ЕД от смотреть-0-ПРОШ-ПАС тот женщина голова cub-0-3ЕД вперед tumble-0-ПРОШ вперед tumble-NONPST and and homewards плакать-0-КОНВ войти-NONPST-0-3МН тот женщина сказать-NONPST-0-3МН как прийти-ПРОШ голова-0-3ЕД прочь tumble-0-ПРОШ священный gold and and что как делать-ПРОШ-0-ЕД.2МН [those] and из come:forth-ФРЕКВ-0-ПРОШ and топор ФОК резать-НМЛЗ.ПРФ-0-2МН этот что wound-0-3ЕД really новый blood сказать-0-NONPST down flow-NONPST-0-3МН МЕЖД 1ЕД резать-НМЛЗ.ПРФ-1МН not:be сказать-NONPST-0-3МН 1МН only вверх lift-НМЛЗ.ИМПФ хотеть-ПРОШ-1МН and голова cub-0-3ЕД down катиться-ИНХ-0-ПРОШ как 3 way-0-3ЕД-ЛОК как-КОМП катиться-ИНХ-0-NONPST
    He entered the house. He had covered her face. He entered the house and again saw acquaintances, they welcomed him straight away: “Oh, Maxim has come to visit us, come on, take a glass, drink up, we know you.” “I’ll drink alright, but outside I have a girl-friend, she’ll freeze if she stays there, she’ll be cold.” The oldest man said to the youngest lasses: “Go,” he said, “bring the woman in, or she’ll freeze.” The drunken girls dashed outside and pulled at the kerchief of the woman, her head flew off to one side. They came crying into the house: “Something,” they said, “has happened to this woman. Her head flew off to one side.” “Oh, my God! Just what have you done? She’s been chopped with an axe.” He had gone outside. “Look, the wound is still all fresh, it’s still bleeding.” “We didn’t chop her,” they said, “we only wanted to pull her up and her head rolled off.” “How can it roll of all by itself?”
  • ɔj, itta kŭtś-ə-m-ə-t-ə-t săm-l-al măn-s-ə-t. “jesək sɔrńi! mŭŋ itta aratelna sutit-l-aj-uw śikəńśa, χŏl-na wel-l-aj-uw. mŏla kem ŏχ mɔs-l pa ŏχ-na mă-l-ew. śi lŏwat jăm wer-a, mŭŋ-ew sut-na al mij-ə-l-a.” “pa χŏti, law-ə-l, pa neŋχ-em mŏla-ji śiti wel-s-ə-llən, păr-at-s-ə-llən.” χuləm mil tel pătar ŏχ-na sɔsəm-s-a, χuləm mil tel śel ŏχ-na sɔsəm-s-a, tɔ jest' kat mil tel pătar ŏχ-na, kat mil tel śel ŏχ-na, χuləm mil tel sɔrńi ŏχ-na ăsa pa lapət mil tel. śi ŏχ-l-al ŏχ-ə-l χir-ə-l kim al-s-ə-lli, itta χălaj-ə-l aj ŏχəl-na jɔwərl-ə-s-li pa pa lŏχi śi măn-ə-s, śikəńśa χăla χŏl tu-l-li. wan măn-ə-s, χŭw măn-ə-s, ur-na jŏχt-ə-s pa ur-na wŭ-s-li pa ittam χăla im-el lɔw sŏχ-ə-l χăj-m-al-na il leśat-s-ə-lli. χăla-ji śăməlt-s-ə-lli. ŏχ-i χir-ə-l pil-na jŏχi măn-l. jŏχi jŏχət-l pa itta śaś-el imi păr-ə-s, ńur ut'śa χɔt-na. ittam sɔrńi ŏχ-i χir-l pa il sɔsəm-l-ə-lli pa χɔt-ə-l lŏwat-ə-n pa lŭkki jɔwəl-l-ə-lli pa χɔt lip-el al wŏllij-ə-l. ŏχ elti sus-i-li-j-ə-l.
    INTJ that be:drunk-0-NMLZ.PF-0-N-0-PL heart-PL-3SG go-PST-0-3PL holy gold 1PL DP all [judge]-NONPST-PAS-1PL DP where-LOC kill-NONPST-PAS-1PL what after money must-NONPST and money-LOC give-NONPST-SG.1PL DP size good make-IMP 1SG-ACC/DAT [judge]-LOC NEG give-0-NONPST-PAS and how say-0-NONPST and person-1SG what-TRANS so kill-PST-0-SG.2PL die-TR-PST-0-SG.2PL three cap full copper money-LOC pour-PST-PAS three cap full silver money-LOC pour-PST-PAS [that] [is] two cap full copper money-LOC two cap full silver money-LOC three cap full gold money-LOC all and seven cap full DP money-PL-3SG money-0-3SG bag-0-3SG out lift-PST-0-SG.3SG that dead-0-3SG small sled-LOC wrap-0-PST-SG.3SG and and wretched FOC go-0-PST DP dead where bring-NONPST-SG.3SG short go-0-PST long go-0-PST forest-LOC arrive-0-PST and forest-LOC take-PST-SG.3SG and that dead woman-3SG horse hide-0-3SG leave-NMLZ.PF-3SG-LOC down prepare-PST-0-SG.3SG dead-TRANS bury-PST-0-SG.3SG money-PROPR bag-0-3SG companion-LOC homewards go-NONPST homewards arrive-NONPST and that aunt-3SG woman die-0-PST really alone house-LOC that gold money-PROPR bag-3SG and down pour-NONPST-0-SG.3SG and house-0-3SG size-0-3DU and in:different:directions toss-NONPST-0-SG.3SG and house inside-3SG very:much shine-0-NONPST money from step-0-IMPF-FREQ-0-NONPST
    МЕЖД тот be:drunk-0-НМЛЗ.ПРФ-0-N-0-МН сердце-МН-3ЕД идти-ПРОШ-0-3МН священный gold 1МН DP весь [judge]-NONPST-ПАС-1МН DP где-ЛОК убить-NONPST-ПАС-1МН что после money must-NONPST and money-ЛОК дать-NONPST-ЕД.1МН DP size хороший делать-ИМП 1ЕД-АКК/ДАТ [judge]-ЛОК НЕГ дать-0-NONPST-ПАС and как сказать-0-NONPST and человек-1ЕД что-TRANS так убить-ПРОШ-0-ЕД.2МН умереть-TR-ПРОШ-0-ЕД.2МН три cap full медь money-ЛОК pour-ПРОШ-ПАС три cap full серебро money-ЛОК pour-ПРОШ-ПАС [тот] [is] два cap full медь money-ЛОК два cap full серебро money-ЛОК три cap full gold money-ЛОК весь and семь cap full DP money-МН-3ЕД money-0-3ЕД bag-0-3ЕД из lift-ПРОШ-0-ЕД.3ЕД тот dead-0-3ЕД маленький sled-ЛОК завернуть-0-ПРОШ-ЕД.3ЕД and and wretched ФОК идти-0-ПРОШ DP dead где принести-NONPST-ЕД.3ЕД short идти-0-ПРОШ длинный идти-0-ПРОШ лес-ЛОК прибыть-0-ПРОШ and лес-ЛОК взять-ПРОШ-ЕД.3ЕД and тот dead женщина-3ЕД horse прятать-0-3ЕД оставить-НМЛЗ.ПРФ-3ЕД-ЛОК down приготовить-ПРОШ-0-ЕД.3ЕД dead-TRANS bury-ПРОШ-0-ЕД.3ЕД money-ПРОПР bag-0-3ЕД товарищ-ЛОК homewards идти-NONPST homewards прибыть-NONPST and тот тетя-3ЕД женщина умереть-0-ПРОШ really alone дом-ЛОК тот gold money-ПРОПР bag-3ЕД and down pour-NONPST-0-ЕД.3ЕД and дом-0-3ЕД size-0-3ДВ and in:different:directions toss-NONPST-0-ЕД.3ЕД and дом inside-3ЕД very:much сверкать-0-NONPST money от шаг-0-ИМПФ-ФРЕКВ-0-NONPST
    The drunken people became very afraid. “My God, they’ll try us all, they’ll kill us. We’ll give as much money as necessary. Please, don’t prosecute us.” “But,” he said, “you killed my girl-friend, you destroyed her.” They poured copper money into three hats, they poured silver money into three hats, that is, two hats of copper money, two hats of silver money and they poured gold money into three hats, all together seven hats of money. He dragged the sack with the money outside, tucked the dead woman onto the small sled and set off again, the poor devil, what should he do with the corpse? He went for a short or a long time, he came to a forest and in the forest laid the dead woman on leftover horse-skins. He buried the dead woman. He went home with the money sack. He arrived home again. His aunt had died, now he remained all alone in the house. He strewed the sack with the gold money all over the house again, he threw it to each side. The house glittered inside. He walked on the money.
  • imŏsaj-na jaj-ə-l pa jŏχt-ə-s: “pa năŋ tɔmətta ŏχ-l-ə-n pa siməl-sək u-s pa, law-ə-l ătti, pa meta pa χŏl-na ar-ri jŭw-m-el. sɔrńi ŏχ, law-ə-l, al wŏlij-ə-l χɔt lipi-na.” pa law-ə-l: “itta păr-ə-m pŭrəś imi, śaś-ə-m imi χălaj-ə-l wɔs-na tu-s-em pa, law-ə-l, śi kem, law-ə-l, χăla ńŏχa kăs-l-ə-t pa, law-ə-l, wɔs-ə-ŋ-ə-t-ə-t, ŭw sur-na jăχ-l-ə-t wɔs χuli χŭwat.” pa śitna pa χŏti ŋerij-ə-l. jaj-ə-l numəs-ij-ə-l, jŏχi măn-ə-s pa numəs-l: “ma itta wŭ-l-em pa im-em, law-ə-l, sapl-ə-l sup-pi sewərm-ə-l-em, wɔs-na tu-l-em pa tiŋi-l-em. śi arat ŏχ χŏti.” śikəńśa at-ti ji-l pa ittam jaj-ə-l lajm-ə-l lŏχət-l pa śikəńśa im-el wŏjəm-s-a, χuj-t-al ewəlt sapl-ə-l, law-ə-l, sup-pi sewərm-ə-l-li. im-el lel-l-ə-lli pa wɔs-na tu-l-li lɔw-ə-l-na. wɔs-na tu-l-li pa ŭw sur-na jăŋχ-ə-l wɔs χuli χŭwat: “χŏj elti jiləp χăla mɔs-l, jiləp χăla χŏj elti mɔs-l.” “pa piltaŋ mɔsaŋ, ittam wɔs-ə-ŋ-ə-t-ə-t law-i-li-j-ə-l-ə-t, atsəm-mi jŭw-ə-m mɔsaŋ neŋχuj tăm. χăla χŏti χŏj elti mɔs-l? nemŏsa mɔs-t-al ănta.”
    one-LOC elder:brother-0-3SG arrive-0-PST and 2SG yesterday money-PL-0-2SG and few-COMP be-PST and say-0-NONPST DP and seems and where-LOC many-TRANS come-NMLZ.PF-3PL gold money say-0-NONPST very:much shine-0-NONPST house inside-LOC and say-0-NONPST that die-0-NMLZ.PF old woman aunt-0-1SG woman dead-0-3SG town-LOC bring-PST-0-SG.1SG and say-0-NONPST DP after say-0-NONPST dead flesh seek-NONPST-0-3PL and say-0-NONPST town-0-PROPR-0-N-0-PL shout yell-LOC walk-NONPST-0-3PL town street along and therefore and how do-0-NONPST elder:brother think-FREQ-0-NONPST homewards go-0-PST and think-NONPST 1SG DP take-NONPST-SG.1SG and woman-1SG say-0-NONPST neck-0-3SG piece-LOC cut-0-NONPST-SG.1SG town-LOC take-NONPST-SG.1SG and sell-NONPST-SG.1SG DP much money how DP night-TRANS come-NONPST and that elder:brother axe-0-3SG sharpen-NONPST and DP woman-3SG sleep -PST-PAS lie-NMLZ.IMPF-3SG from neck-0-3SG say-0-NONPST piece-LOC cut-0-NONPST-SG.3SG woman-3SG sit-NONPST-0-SG.3SG and town-LOC bring-NONPST-SG.3SG horse-0-3SG-LOC town-LOC bring-NONPST-SG.3SG and shout yell-LOC walk-0-NONPST town street along who from new dead must-NONPST new dead from who must-NONPST and crazy perhaps that town-0-PROPR-0-N-PL say-0-IMPF-FREQ-0-NONPST stupid-TRANS come-0-NMLZ.PF perhaps person this dead how who from need-NONPST nothing must-NMLZ.IMPF-3SG not:be
    один-ЛОК старший:брат-0-3ЕД прибыть-0-ПРОШ and 2ЕД yesterday money-МН-0-2ЕД and несколько-КОМП быть-ПРОШ and сказать-0-NONPST DP and seems and где-ЛОК много-TRANS прийти-НМЛЗ.ПРФ-3МН gold money сказать-0-NONPST very:much сверкать-0-NONPST дом inside-ЛОК and сказать-0-NONPST тот умереть-0-НМЛЗ.ПРФ старый женщина тетя-0-1ЕД женщина dead-0-3ЕД город-ЛОК принести-ПРОШ-0-ЕД.1ЕД and сказать-0-NONPST DP после сказать-0-NONPST dead flesh искать-NONPST-0-3МН and сказать-0-NONPST город-0-ПРОПР-0-N-0-МН кричать yell-ЛОК идти-NONPST-0-3МН город street вдоль and therefore and как делать-0-NONPST старший:брат think-ФРЕКВ-0-NONPST homewards идти-0-ПРОШ and think-NONPST 1ЕД DP взять-NONPST-ЕД.1ЕД and женщина-1ЕД сказать-0-NONPST neck-0-3ЕД piece-ЛОК резать-0-NONPST-ЕД.1ЕД город-ЛОК взять-NONPST-ЕД.1ЕД and продать-NONPST-ЕД.1ЕД DP много money как DP ночь-TRANS прийти-NONPST and тот старший:брат топор-0-3ЕД sharpen-NONPST and DP женщина-3ЕД спать -ПРОШ-ПАС лежать-НМЛЗ.ИМПФ-3ЕД от neck-0-3ЕД сказать-0-NONPST piece-ЛОК резать-0-NONPST-ЕД.3ЕД женщина-3ЕД сидеть-NONPST-0-ЕД.3ЕД and город-ЛОК принести-NONPST-ЕД.3ЕД horse-0-3ЕД-ЛОК город-ЛОК принести-NONPST-ЕД.3ЕД and кричать yell-ЛОК идти-0-NONPST город street вдоль кто от новый dead must-NONPST новый dead от кто must-NONPST and crazy perhaps тот город-0-ПРОПР-0-N-МН сказать-0-ИМПФ-ФРЕКВ-0-NONPST stupid-TRANS прийти-0-НМЛЗ.ПРФ perhaps человек этот dead как кто от нужно-NONPST ничего must-НМЛЗ.ИМПФ-3ЕД not:be
    Suddenly his brother came again and said: “Yesterday there was less money, now there’s more. The gold money glitters here in the house.” “Well,” he said, “I took the body of the dead woman, my aunt, to the city. The city people search for the flesh of dead people. They go up and down the streets crying out.” What to do. Again the brother started thinking, he went home and thought: “I’ll take my wife and cut her throat. I’ll bring her to the city and sell her. So much money!” Night came, the brother sharpened his axe. His wife had fallen asleep. While she was sleeping, he chopped her in two with the axe. He loaded the woman and took her to the city on a horse. He transported her to the city and went up and down the city streets crying out: “Who needs a fresh corpse, who need a fresh corpse?” “Are you out of your mind?” said the people. “Has this man gone out of his mind? Who needs a corpse? Nobody needs a corpse.”
  • śi jăŋχ-ə-l, śi jăŋχ-ə-l śikəńśa, ittam χălaj-ə-l wŭ-l, ur-na lăsk-ə-l-li. śăməlt-l-ə-li, χŏti wer-l-ə-lli. jŏχi măn-l. apś-el śi kŭt ewəlt tuma wer-ə-s. tŭta ɔs taś u-l. “śi măn-l-ə-m pa tăm ŏχ-l-am-na ɔs sɔt kem ɔs lut-l-ə-m pa litit śi jɔs-na pit-l, ɔs sawi-ti neŋχ-et, law-ə-l, neŋχ-el mital-ə-l-am. kuśaj-ə-l ińśə-s-l-ə-m.” pa jaj-ə-l śita jesaś-t-al ewəlt sɔt ɔs lut-ə-s śi ŏχ-l-al-na. jŏχi tu-l-li, χɔt-ə-l kerət-man ijulti ɔs-ə-t nawər-li-l-ə-t. mitjɔχ mital-ə-s. jaj-ə-l śi werl-ə-l păr-s-ə-t pa apś-el χŏśa pa jŏχt-ə-s. apś-el pela law-ə-l: “pa tăməś wɔj-ə-t, law-ə-l, ɔs ăn tăj-s-en pa χălśa śi mŏśat-m-en?” “pa ma, law-ə-l, itta tɔmətta ŏχ-l-am-na, law-ə-l, lut-s-ə-m. lut-s-ə-m pa, law-ə-l, neŋχuj mital-ə-s-ə-m pa śita tătaś-ə-m.” pa năŋ χălśa wŭ-s-en?” “χălśa wŭ-s-em, ma ittam, law-ə-l, năŋ-en al-l-em.”
    DP walk-0-NONPST DP walk-0-NONPST DP that dead-0-3SG take-NONPST forest-LOC throw-0-NONPST-SG.3SG bury-NONPST-0-SG.3SG how make-NONPST-0-SG.3SG homewards go-NONPST younger:brother-3SG FOC middle from thought make-0-PST there sheep herd be-NONPST DP go-NONPST-0-1SG and this money-PL-1SG-LOC sheep hundred after sheep buy-NONPST-0-1SG and food FOC arm-LOC fall-NONPST sheep tend-NMLZ.IMPF person-PL say-0-NONPST person-3SG employ-0-NONPST-PL.1SG master-0-3SG ask-0-NONPST-0-1SG and elder:brother-0-3SG there play-NMLZ.IMPF-3SG from hundred sheep buy-0-PST DP money-PL-3SG-LOC homewards bring-NONPST-SG.3SG house-0-3SG turn-CVB everywhere sheep-0-PL jump-IMPF-NONPST-0-3PL servant employ-0-PST elder:brother-0-3SG FOC can-0-NONPST die-PST-0-3PL and elder:brother-3SG to and arrive-0-PST younger:brother-3SG towards say-0-NONPST and like:this animal-0-PL say-0-NONPST sheep NEG have-PST-SG.2SG and from:where FOC get-NMLZ.PF-2SG and 1SG say-0-NONPST DP yesterday money-PL-1SG-LOC say-0-NONPST buy-PST-0-1SG buy-PST-0-1SG and say-0-NONPST person employ-0-PST-0-1SG and there here-1SG and 2SG from:where take-PST-SG.2SG from:where take-PST-SG.1SG and DP say-0-NONPST 2SG-ACC/DAT lift-NONPST-SG.1SG
    DP идти-0-NONPST DP идти-0-NONPST DP тот dead-0-3ЕД взять-NONPST лес-ЛОК бросать-0-NONPST-ЕД.3ЕД bury-NONPST-0-ЕД.3ЕД как делать-NONPST-0-ЕД.3ЕД homewards идти-NONPST younger:brother-3ЕД ФОК середина от thought делать-0-ПРОШ там sheep herd быть-NONPST DP идти-NONPST-0-1ЕД and этот money-МН-1ЕД-ЛОК sheep стоянка после sheep buy-NONPST-0-1ЕД and еда ФОК arm-ЛОК fall-NONPST sheep tend-НМЛЗ.ИМПФ человек-МН сказать-0-NONPST человек-3ЕД employ-0-NONPST-МН.1ЕД хозяин-0-3ЕД спросить-0-NONPST-0-1ЕД and старший:брат-0-3ЕД там play-НМЛЗ.ИМПФ-3ЕД от стоянка sheep buy-0-ПРОШ DP money-МН-3ЕД-ЛОК homewards принести-NONPST-ЕД.3ЕД дом-0-3ЕД turn-КОНВ everywhere sheep-0-МН прыгать-ИМПФ-NONPST-0-3МН servant employ-0-ПРОШ старший:брат-0-3ЕД ФОК can-0-NONPST умереть-ПРОШ-0-3МН and старший:брат-3ЕД к and прибыть-0-ПРОШ younger:brother-3ЕД в:направлении сказать-0-NONPST and like:this животное-0-МН сказать-0-NONPST sheep НЕГ have-ПРОШ-ЕД.2ЕД and from:where ФОК получить-НМЛЗ.ПРФ-2ЕД and 1ЕД сказать-0-NONPST DP yesterday money-МН-1ЕД-ЛОК сказать-0-NONPST buy-ПРОШ-0-1ЕД buy-ПРОШ-0-1ЕД and сказать-0-NONPST человек employ-0-ПРОШ-0-1ЕД and там здесь-1ЕД and 2ЕД from:where взять-ПРОШ-ЕД.2ЕД from:where взять-ПРОШ-ЕД.1ЕД and DP сказать-0-NONPST 2ЕД-АКК/ДАТ lift-NONPST-ЕД.1ЕД
    He went on, then he took the corpse and threw it in the woods. He buried it, did what was necessary. He came home. In the meantime his younger brother had thought of something. There was a sheep herd there. “I’ll go there and buy around a hundred sheep, there will be food again. I’ll hire one of the people to tend them, I’ll ask the owner.” BY the time the brother had gotten there, he had bought a hundred sheep with the money and had brought them home. All around the house sheep were jumping. He had employed a worker. The elder brother finished his business and once more went to the younger brother’s and said: “So, you didn’t use to have animals like this, where did you get them from?” “I,” he said, “bought them yesterday for money. I bought them and hired a man for here.” “But where did you get them?” “I’ll tell you where I got them from,” he said.
  • ŏmlep-na śita ɔs taś-l wɔst-ə-s-li pa ŏmlep i jɔs-l χŏr-ə-s pa ŏmlep pŭtar-l-al ijulti wŭr-ri ŋer-s-ə-lli, wŭr-ri lel-s-ə-lli, jiŋk tal-ti ŏmlep juŋk-ə-l. “pa ma, law-ə-l, jiŋk ilpi-na lăŋt-i-li-s-ə-m pa ŏmlep lipi-na jiŋk tălta ŏmlep lipi ewəlt. jiŋk-na măn-i-li-s-ə-m pa ilən śi kem, law-ə-l, ɔs taś ar pa, law-ə-l, neŋχe-l-al pil-na. mŏla kem mɔs-l śi arat wŭj-a, wɔχ-a. jăm, law-ə-l, sɔr-ə-m śita ilən.” jaj-ə-l jŏχi măn-l: “pa năŋ, law-ə-l, mŏla śir-na il, law-ə-l, lăŋ-ə-li-s-ə-n śi jiŋk tal-ti ŏmlep ewəlt?” “pa mŏla śir-na, law-ə-l, jăməś sumət-li-l-ə-n pa jelən ńŏχəm-man nŏχ-sək nawər-man il mărət-l-ə-n pa ŏχ-en săχat, ɔlŋ-en săχat. śi il pit-ə-m-l-ə-n pa il ńur sɔr-ə-m śita, uw u-l, uw ewəlt pa jŏχi tŏχəś χɔt u-l, śi χɔt-iji pa tŏχəś lăŋ-l-ə-n pa śikəńśa, law-ə-l, śita jăm tăχa śi. seŋk jăm, law-ə-l, taś ar, mŏla χɔrpi mɔs-l.”
    ice:hole-LOC there sheep herd-3SG drive-0-PST-SG.3SG and ice:hole one arm-3SG draw-0-PST and ice:hole vicinity-PL-3SG everywhere blood-TRANS do-PST-0-SG.3SG blood-TRANS sit-PST-0-SG.3SG water pull-NMLZ.IMPF ice:hole ice-0-3SG and 1SG say-0-NONPST water underneath-LOC enter-0-IMPF-PST-0-1SG and ice:hole inside-LOC water from:here ice:hole inside from water-LOC go-0-IMPF-PST-0-1SG and below FOC after say-0-NONPST sheep herd many and say-0-NONPST person-PL-3SG companion-LOC what after must-NONPST DP much take-IMP beg-IMP good say-0-NONPST dry-0-NMLZ.PF there below elder:brother-0-3SG homewards go-NONPST and 2SG say-0-NONPST what way-LOC down say-0-NONPST enter-0-IMPF-PST-0-2SG DP water pull-NMLZ.IMPF ice:hole from and what way-LOC say-0-NONPST well dress-IMP-NONPST-0-2SG and at:home run-CVB up-COMP jump-CVB down dive-NONPST-0-2SG and head-2SG then end-2SG then DP down fall-0-INCH-NONPST-0-2SG and down really dry-0-NMLZ.PF there door be-NONPST door from and homewards to:there house be-NONPST DP house-DIM and to:there enter-NONPST-0-2SG and DP say-0-NONPST there good FOC very good say-0-NONPST herd many what like must-NONPST
    ice:hole-ЛОК там sheep herd-3ЕД drive-0-ПРОШ-ЕД.3ЕД and ice:hole один arm-3ЕД draw-0-ПРОШ and ice:hole vicinity-МН-3ЕД everywhere blood-TRANS делать-ПРОШ-0-ЕД.3ЕД blood-TRANS сидеть-ПРОШ-0-ЕД.3ЕД вода тянуть-НМЛЗ.ИМПФ ice:hole ice-0-3ЕД and 1ЕД сказать-0-NONPST вода underneath-ЛОК войти-0-ИМПФ-ПРОШ-0-1ЕД and ice:hole inside-ЛОК вода from:here ice:hole inside от вода-ЛОК идти-0-ИМПФ-ПРОШ-0-1ЕД and below ФОК после сказать-0-NONPST sheep herd много and сказать-0-NONPST человек-МН-3ЕД товарищ-ЛОК что после must-NONPST DP много взять-ИМП beg-ИМП хороший сказать-0-NONPST dry-0-НМЛЗ.ПРФ там below старший:брат-0-3ЕД homewards идти-NONPST and 2ЕД сказать-0-NONPST что way-ЛОК down сказать-0-NONPST войти-0-ИМПФ-ПРОШ-0-2ЕД DP вода тянуть-НМЛЗ.ИМПФ ice:hole от and что way-ЛОК сказать-0-NONPST хорошо платье-ИМП-NONPST-0-2ЕД and at:home бежать-КОНВ вверх-КОМП прыгать-КОНВ down dive-NONPST-0-2ЕД and голова-2ЕД тогда конец-2ЕД тогда DP down fall-0-ИНХ-NONPST-0-2ЕД and down really dry-0-НМЛЗ.ПРФ там дверь быть-NONPST дверь от and homewards to:there дом быть-NONPST DP дом-ДИМ and to:there войти-NONPST-0-2ЕД and DP сказать-0-NONPST там хороший ФОК очень хороший сказать-0-NONPST herd много что любить must-NONPST
    He drove the sheep herd to an ice-hole and at the ice-hole flayed one arm, he smeared around the ice-hole with blood, stained the ice-hole with blood to take water. “I,” he said, “went under the ice, into the ice-hole to get water. I went around in the water. Down below there are lots of sheep herds together with people. You take as much as you need, just ask. Down there it’s nice, it’s dry.” The brother went home. “But how,” he asked, “did you crawl out of the hole that people take water from?” “In what way?” he said, “dress up well, take a good run, jump up high and dive in head first. You’ll drop down, down below. Down below there’s a door, there’s a house. Go there, it’s a good place. It’s good, there are lots of herds, whatever you need.”
  • jaj-ə-l jŏχi măn-l pa śikəńśa śi jesa numəs-l, numəs-l: “pa jina lŭw wɔt śi mŏśat-m-al pa ma wan-l-em sa, law-ə-l, mɔsaŋ, ma pa mŏśat-l-ə-m. pa lɔw-l-am wel-s-em pa im-em păr-ə-s. i lɔw pil-na χŏl măn-l-ə-m?” śălta sumət-li-j-ə-s pa ŏmlep-na nik măn-ə-s. śălta ńŏχəm-man ŏmlep-na ɔlŋ-ə-l ŏχ-na il lăŋ-em-ə-s pa il mărt-ə-s. itta tɔŋχa χŏl-na śiti itta śi śŭń-ə-l χul-ə-l-na itta tɔŋχa jiŋk ilpi-na χŏl-na jăŋχ-ə-l, nŏχ etl-i-m-al ăntam. ŏmlep ewəlt nŏχ χălśa et-l?
    elder:brother-0-3SG homewards go-NONPST and DP DP a:little think-NONPST think-NONPST and DP 3 [EMPH] FOC get-NMLZ.PF-3SG and 1SG see-NONPST-SG.1SG DP say-0-NONPST perhaps 1SG and get-NONPST-0-1SG and horse-PL-1SG kill-PST-SG.1SG and woman-1SG die-0-PST one horse companion-LOC where go-NONPST-0-1SG from:there dress-IMPF-FREQ-0-PST and ice:hole-LOC rivewards go-0-PST from:there run-CVB ice:hole-LOC end-0-3SG head-LOC down enter-INCH-0-PST and down dive-0-PST DP DP where-LOC so DP DP wealth-0-3SG prosperity-0-3SG-LOC DP DP water underneath-LOC where-LOC walk-0-NONPST up come:forth-FREQ-NMLZ.PF-3SG not:be ice:whole from up from:where come:forth-NONPST
    старший:брат-0-3ЕД homewards идти-NONPST and DP DP a:little think-NONPST think-NONPST and DP 3 [ЭМФ] ФОК получить-НМЛЗ.ПРФ-3ЕД and 1ЕД видеть-NONPST-ЕД.1ЕД DP сказать-0-NONPST perhaps 1ЕД and получить-NONPST-0-1ЕД and horse-МН-1ЕД убить-ПРОШ-ЕД.1ЕД and женщина-1ЕД умереть-0-ПРОШ один horse товарищ-ЛОК где идти-NONPST-0-1ЕД from:there платье-ИМПФ-ФРЕКВ-0-ПРОШ and ice:hole-ЛОК rivewards идти-0-ПРОШ from:there бежать-КОНВ ice:hole-ЛОК конец-0-3ЕД голова-ЛОК down войти-ИНХ-0-ПРОШ and down dive-0-ПРОШ DP DP где-ЛОК так DP DP wealth-0-3ЕД prosperity-0-3ЕД-ЛОК DP DP вода underneath-ЛОК где-ЛОК идти-0-NONPST вверх come:forth-ФРЕКВ-НМЛЗ.ПРФ-3ЕД not:be ice:whole от вверх from:where come:forth-NONPST
    The brother went home and thought: “He got them like that. I’ll take a look, maybe I’ll get some, too. I slaughtered the horses, my wife is dead. What can I do with one horse?” Then he got dressed and went down to the ice-hole, took a run up, jumped headfirst down into the ice-hole, dived in. Maybe he is still walking around happily under the water, he has not appeared above. How can anyone crawl up out of an ice-hole?