Northern Khanty

Squirrel

An unfinished tale about a squirrel that lost its children.

Recorded in Katravozh in 1990.

The text was published in Nikolaeva (1999).

Speakers

  • laŋki-niŋ-ij-el pŏtər-t-al ănti ɔm-ij-el χɔll-ə-l, χɔll-i-li-t-al: “lapət śuś-em aj urəŋna laŋki-niŋ jăχ-s-ə-m, jăχ-s-ə-m śiki. lapət nɔχər al-ti-ji aŋk-em-na χir-na χŭnti wer-m-em wet lŭj-em χŭwat. wet nɔχr-ij-em.” nɔχər pŭl-iji-l-al ale-m-al, itta niŋ-ij-en śikəńśa jel sus-m-ə-l. “ma ńawrem-l-am aśi aχŏl măn-ə-s?” wŭl jik-ə-l pŏχ-ə-l χŏśa jŏχət-l: “jik-iji, aś-el χŏl-na ănta? mŭŋ aś-ew ńur ănta.” χuləm niŋ χɔll-ə-ti pit-l-ə-t ănti. ńawrem-l-al atm-ə-t. śi kem-na śiti ńuχm-ə-l-ə-t ătti. ńawrem-l-al law-i-li-t-el ănti: “ur χŏti wŭl. unt-ew wŭl, măn-l-uw pa śikəńśa ur lŭkki mănluw pa kasəŋ mŭw-na ɔreska uś-ti pit-luw.”
    squirrel woman-DIM-3SG speak-NMLZ.IMPF-3SG DP mum-DIM-3SG cry-0-NONPST cry-0-IMPF-NMLZ.IMPF-3SG seven stomach-1SG small for squirrel woman walk-PST-0-1SG walk-PST-0-1SG DP seven cone lift-NMLZ.IMPF-TRANS mother-1SG-LOC bag-LOC when make-NMLZ.PF-1SG five finger-1SG along five cone-DIM-1SG cone morsel-DIM-PL-3SG lift-NMLZ.PF-3SG that woman-DIM-2SG DP ahead step-INCH-0-NONPST 1SG child-PL-1SG father where go-0-PST big boy-0-3SG boy-0-3SG to arrive-NONPST boy-DIM father-3SG where-LOC not:be 1PL father-1PL really not:be three woman cry-0-NMLZ.IMPF start-NONPST-0-3PL DP child-PL-3SG bad-0-PL DP after-LOC speak-0-NONPST-0-3PL DP child-PL-3SG say-0-IMPF-NMLZ.IMPF-3PL DP forest how big forest-1PL big go-NONPST-1PL and DP forest in:different:directions go-NONPST-1PL and each land-LOC [nut:tree] find-NMLZ.IMPF start-NONPST-1PL
    squirrel женщина-ДИМ-3ЕД говорить-НМЛЗ.ИМПФ-3ЕД DP mum-ДИМ-3ЕД плакать-0-NONPST плакать-0-ИМПФ-НМЛЗ.ИМПФ-3ЕД семь stomach-1ЕД маленький for squirrel женщина идти-ПРОШ-0-1ЕД идти-ПРОШ-0-1ЕД DP семь cone lift-НМЛЗ.ИМПФ-TRANS мать-1ЕД-ЛОК bag-ЛОК когда делать-НМЛЗ.ПРФ-1ЕД five finger-1ЕД вдоль five cone-ДИМ-1ЕД cone morsel-ДИМ-МН-3ЕД lift-НМЛЗ.ПРФ-3ЕД тот женщина-ДИМ-2ЕД DP вперед шаг-ИНХ-0-NONPST 1ЕД ребенок-МН-1ЕД отец где идти-0-ПРОШ большой boy-0-3ЕД boy-0-3ЕД к прибыть-NONPST boy-ДИМ отец-3ЕД где-ЛОК not:be 1МН отец-1МН really not:be три женщина плакать-0-НМЛЗ.ИМПФ начать-NONPST-0-3МН DP ребенок-МН-3ЕД плохой-0-МН DP после-ЛОК говорить-0-NONPST-0-3МН DP ребенок-МН-3ЕД сказать-0-ИМПФ-НМЛЗ.ИМПФ-3МН DP лес как большой лес-1МН большой идти-NONPST-1МН and DP лес in:different:directions идти-NONPST-1МН and каждый земля-ЛОК [nut:tree] найти-НМЛЗ.ИМПФ начать-NONPST-1МН
    The squirrel is speaking. Mummy is crying, crying: “I went for the family of small stomachs, I, the squirrel, went. I went. To carry seven cones mother once sewed me a sack. Five fingers wide, five little cones.” The woman lifted the cones and went on further. “Where did the father of my children go?” She goes to the eldest son. “Son, has father not returned yet? Father is not here at all.” Three women started to cry. Naughty children. At this time they started to speak. The children said: “The forest is big. Our forest is big, let’s walk around the whole forest, we’ll find nut-trees all over.”
  • wŭl ɔm-el śiti ńuχm-ə-l: “al măn-a-ti, măn-ti ki pit-l-ə-ti ătti, wɔlək-na uś-l-aj-ti. wɔlək-na săχa jŏχi li-l-aj-ti ănti.” śi kem-na wŭl apś-el ńuχm-ə-l: “mŏla-ji wɔlək-na li-l-aj-uw mŭŋ ănti? naŋk sup χɔt-ew-na laŋ-m-ew jŭpi-na wɔlək-na nemŏsa pŏraj-na ăn mŏśat-l-aj-uw.” śiti imɔsaj-na ɔm-ij-el pa χɔll-ə-ti pit-l, aŋk-el śiti-ji χɔll-ə-l: “jik-ij-et, mŏla-ji χŭw-wi măn-l-ə-ti? ma χăl-ti pit-t-ə-m pŏraj-na ătti aś-en măn-ə-s pa ătti ɔm-el χŏti χăl-ti ki pit-l, nări lɔt ănt uś-l-ə-ti.” atul. śi wer-ij-el śi χiś-l.
    big mum-3SG so speak-0-NONPST NEG go-IMP-PL go-NMLZ.IMPF if start-NONPST-0-2PL DP [wolf]-LOC find-NONPST-PAS-2PL [wolf]-LOC then homewards eat-NONPST-PAS-2PL DP after-LOC big brother-3SG speak-0-NONPST what-TRANS [wolf]-LOC eat-NONPST-PAS-1PL DP larch piece house-1PL-LOC enter-NMLZ.PF-1PL behind-LOC [wolf]-LOC nothing time-LOC NEG get-NONPST-PAS-1PL so one-LOC mum-DIM-3SG and cry-0-NMLZ.IMPF start-NONPST mother-3SG so-TRANS cry-0-NONPST boy-DIM-PL what-TRANS long-TRANS go-NONPST-0-2PL 1SG die-NMLZ.IMPF start-NMLZ.IMPF-0-1SG time-LOC DP father-2SG go-0-PST and DP mum-3SG how die-NMLZ.IMPF if start-NONPST bed place NEG find-NONPST-0-2PL ever DP matter-DIM-3SG DP fall:behind-NONPST
    большой mum-3ЕД так говорить-0-NONPST НЕГ идти-ИМП-МН идти-НМЛЗ.ИМПФ if начать-NONPST-0-2МН DP [волк]-ЛОК найти-NONPST-ПАС-2МН [волк]-ЛОК тогда homewards есть-NONPST-ПАС-2МН DP после-ЛОК большой брат-3ЕД говорить-0-NONPST что-TRANS [волк]-ЛОК есть-NONPST-ПАС-1МН DP larch piece дом-1МН-ЛОК войти-НМЛЗ.ПРФ-1МН за-ЛОК [волк]-ЛОК ничего время-ЛОК НЕГ получить-NONPST-ПАС-1МН так один-ЛОК mum-ДИМ-3ЕД and плакать-0-НМЛЗ.ИМПФ начать-NONPST мать-3ЕД так-TRANS плакать-0-NONPST boy-ДИМ-МН что-TRANS длинный-TRANS идти-NONPST-0-2МН 1ЕД умереть-НМЛЗ.ИМПФ начать-НМЛЗ.ИМПФ-0-1ЕД время-ЛОК DP отец-2ЕД идти-0-ПРОШ and DP mum-3ЕД как умереть-НМЛЗ.ИМПФ if начать-NONPST постель место НЕГ найти-NONPST-0-2МН ever DP matter-ДИМ-3ЕД DP fall:behind-NONPST
    Their grandmother says: “Don’t go. If you go, the wolf will find you. The wolf will eat you then.” Then the elder brother says: “Why will the wolf eat us? When we go into our house in the hollow of the larch tree, the wolf will never get at us.” All at once the mother started to cry, the mother cried: “Sons, why will you go so far? When I die, father has gone, and if your mother dies you won’t find the place of her bed.” Fine. That’s how it was.
  • imŏsaj-na wŭl ew-ə-l iśi pa wŭraj-ə-ŋ, wŭl ew-el law-i-li-j-ə-l ănti ătti: “mŭŋ mŏla-ji lŏχaś jŏχan-na ul-l-uw? ăt pela sŭptəŋ jŏχan pela măn-l-uw ki? mŭŋ mŏla rut-l-uw śita ul-l-ə-t.” ladnə, śi kem-na ɔm-el law-i-li-j-ə-l ănti: “ma χŏti kim ănt et-l-ə-m. ma tăta śiti-ji ul-ti pit-l-ə-m” nu, wŭl ătti apś-el pela ńuχm-ə-l. wŭl laŋki ewi pŏtər-l: “mŭŋ mŏla śirna tăm i mŭw-na ul-ti pit-l-uw? măn-em-na tɔ ɔreχ-l-uw śi χŏl-l-ə-t śi pa mŏlaj-ew li-ti pit-l-uw peli.” aj ńawrem-l-al ătti pa ... χŏl-na pa wŭl-li jŭw-ə-l-i-m-al pa śikəńśa law-t-el ănti: ɔp-ew ki măn-ti pit-l, ńur ăn χăś-l-uw, sŭptəŋ jŏχan pela mŏχti wŭ-s-luw” śi măn-ti wŭtśij-ə-l-ə-t ătti. aratelna mănti wŭtśij-ə-l-ə-t.
    one-LOC big girl-0-3SG same and quarrel-0-PROPR big girl-3SG say-0-IMPF-FREQ-0-NONPST DP DP 1PL what-TRANS Lokhas river-LOC be-NONPST-1PL thing towards Supteng river towards go-NONPST-1PL if 1SG what clan-PL-1PL there live-NONPST-0-3PL [okay] DP after-LOC mother-3SG say-0-IMPF-FREQ-0-NONPST DP 1SG how out NEG come:forth-NONPST-0-1SG 1SG here so-TRANS be-NMLZ.IMPF start-NONPST-0-1SG INTJ big DP brother-3SG towards speak-0-NONPST big squirrel girl speak-NONPST 1SG what like here one land-LOC be-NMLZ.IMPF start-NONPST-1PL 1SG-ACC/DAT-LOC [that] [nut]-PL-1PL FOC be:exhausted-NONPST-0-3PL DP and what-1PL eat-NMLZ.IMPF start-NONPST-1PL DP small child-PL-3SG DP and where-LOC and big-TRANS come-0-IMPF-FREQ-NMLZ.PF-3SG and DP say-NMLZ.IMPF-3PL DP elder:sister-1PL go-NMLZ.IMPF start-NONPST really NEG remain-NONPST-1PL Supteng river towards soon take-PST-PL.1PL DP go-NMLZ.IMPF want-0-NONPST-0-3PL DP all go-NMLZ.IMPF want-0-NONPST-0-3PL
    один-ЛОК большой girl-0-3ЕД same and quarrel-0-ПРОПР большой girl-3ЕД сказать-0-ИМПФ-ФРЕКВ-0-NONPST DP DP 1МН что-TRANS Lokhas river-ЛОК быть-NONPST-1МН вещь в:направлении Supteng river в:направлении идти-NONPST-1МН if 1ЕД что clan-МН-1МН там жить-NONPST-0-3МН [okay] DP после-ЛОК мать-3ЕД сказать-0-ИМПФ-ФРЕКВ-0-NONPST DP 1ЕД как из НЕГ come:forth-NONPST-0-1ЕД 1ЕД здесь так-TRANS быть-НМЛЗ.ИМПФ начать-NONPST-0-1ЕД МЕЖД большой DP брат-3ЕД в:направлении говорить-0-NONPST большой squirrel girl говорить-NONPST 1ЕД что любить здесь один земля-ЛОК быть-НМЛЗ.ИМПФ начать-NONPST-1МН 1ЕД-АКК/ДАТ-ЛОК [тот] [nut]-МН-1МН ФОК be:exhausted-NONPST-0-3МН DP and что-1МН есть-НМЛЗ.ИМПФ начать-NONPST-1МН DP маленький ребенок-МН-3ЕД DP and где-ЛОК and большой-TRANS прийти-0-ИМПФ-ФРЕКВ-НМЛЗ.ПРФ-3ЕД and DP сказать-НМЛЗ.ИМПФ-3МН DP старшая:сестра-1МН идти-НМЛЗ.ИМПФ начать-NONPST really НЕГ остаться-NONPST-1МН Supteng river в:направлении soon взять-ПРОШ-МН.1МН DP идти-НМЛЗ.ИМПФ хотеть-0-NONPST-0-3МН DP весь идти-НМЛЗ.ИМПФ хотеть-0-NONPST-0-3МН
    Suddenly the elder daughter said: “Why do we live on the Lokhas river? If we were to go to the Supteng river? That’s where our kinfolk live.” Then the mother said: “I don’t want to go outside. I’m here and staying.” She talked to the elder brother. The elder daughter of the squirrel said: “How shall we live in one place? I think that our nuts will soon be gone and what will we eat then?” The small children take a stand and say:” “If sister goes, we won’t stay, we’ll move to the Supteng river.” They wanted to go. All of them wanted to go.
  • itta wɔlək ik-en śita sus-i-li-j-ə-l. wɔlək i ńalm-ə-l ilta pŏn-l-ə-lli lŭw. “śi aj wŏj-ə-t, lŭw mŏla śirna peli.” lŭw ittam pŏtər-t-al ittam, numəs-l ătti: “ma lulən lŭw iti-l-al tɔχəl-na ki păr-s-aj-ə-m,” ittam wɔlək pŏtər-t-al tăm jɔχ-l-al pela. “laŋki, lŭw mŏla śirna lŭw laŋk-ij-el ănti artan jăŋχ-ə-l pa χŭw-wi mŭw ur χŭwat nawərm-l ăsa. nawərm-l pa.” wɔlək law-t-al pa: “ma mŏla-ji peli ăn nawərm-ə-l-ə-m iśiti kunni?” śi kem-na śikəńśa wŏrŋa wŏrŋa śi, wŏrŋa imi jŏχət-m-al pa wŏrŋa law-t-al ătti: “năŋ mŏla wŭr-na nawərm-ə-l-ə-n? pɔtɔmu štɔ ătti laŋk-en ătti pus-el ătti χwŏst pušistij. śitna śi laŋk-en letajet-l. a năŋ lŏχ-ij-et nemŏsa χwɔst-en pušistij ănt ul pa ti năŋ letajet-ti ăn werit-l-ə-n.” wɔrɔnaj-na śikəńśa ittam wɔlək-ə-l χɔll-ə-pt-ə-l-a. wɔlək χɔll-ə-l: “neuželi, law-t-al, ma ul-t-em χŭwat ewəlt siməl śit-m-al ul-l-ə-m. laŋki pa śikəńśa kamən ur-na et-ə-m reχ li-l-li, ur-na et-ə-m nɔχər li-l-li. a ma lŏχi śiti śi χiś-l-ə-m.” śit lŭw ul.
    DP [wolf] old:man there step-0-IMPF-FREQ-0-NONPST [wolf] one tongue-0-3SG from:below put-NONPST-0-SG.3SG 3 DP small animal-0-PL 3 what like DP 3 DP speak-NMLZ.IMPF-3SG DP think-NONPST DP 1SG SBJV 3 as-PL-3SG wing-LOC if order-PST-PAS-0-1SG that [wolf] speak-NMLZ.IMPF-3SG this man-PL-3SG towards squirrel 3 what like 3 squirrel-DIM-3SG DP much walk-0-NONPST and long-TRANS land forest along jump-NONPST all jump-NONPST and [wolf] say-NMLZ.IMPF-3SG and 1SG what-TRANS DP NEG jump-0-NONPST-0-1SG likewise easily DP after-LOC DP [crow] [crow] FOC [crow] woman arrive-NMLZ.PF-3SG and [crow] say-NMLZ.IMPF-3SG 2SG what way-LOC jump-0-NONPST-0-2SG [therefore] [what] DP squirrel-2SG DP tail-3SG DP [tail] [fluffy] therefore FOC squirrel-2SG [fly]-NONPST [but] 2SG poor-DIM-PL nothing [tail]-2SG [fluffy] NEG be and [2SG] 2SG [fly]-NMLZ.IMPF NEG can-NONPST-0-2SG [crow]-LOC DP that [wolf]-0-3SG cry-0-CAUS-0-NONPST-PAS [wolf] cry-0-NONPST [really] say-NMLZ.IMPF-3SG 1SG be-NMLZ.IMPF-1SG along from a:little get-NMLZ.PF-3SG be-NONPST-0-1SG squirrel and DP outside forest-LOC come:forth-0-NMLZ.PF berry eat-NONPST-SG.3SG forest-LOC come:forth-0-NMLZ.PF berry eat-NONPST-SG.3SG [but] 1SG wretched so FOC fall:behind-NONPST-0-1SG so 3 be
    DP [волк] старик там шаг-0-ИМПФ-ФРЕКВ-0-NONPST [волк] один tongue-0-3ЕД from:below положить-NONPST-0-ЕД.3ЕД 3 DP маленький животное-0-МН 3 что любить DP 3 DP говорить-НМЛЗ.ИМПФ-3ЕД DP think-NONPST DP 1ЕД СОСЛ 3 as-МН-3ЕД wing-ЛОК if приказать-ПРОШ-ПАС-0-1ЕД тот [волк] говорить-НМЛЗ.ИМПФ-3ЕД этот мужчина-МН-3ЕД в:направлении squirrel 3 что любить 3 squirrel-ДИМ-3ЕД DP много идти-0-NONPST and длинный-TRANS земля лес вдоль прыгать-NONPST весь прыгать-NONPST and [волк] сказать-НМЛЗ.ИМПФ-3ЕД and 1ЕД что-TRANS DP НЕГ прыгать-0-NONPST-0-1ЕД likewise easily DP после-ЛОК DP [crow] [crow] ФОК [crow] женщина прибыть-НМЛЗ.ПРФ-3ЕД and [crow] сказать-НМЛЗ.ИМПФ-3ЕД 2ЕД что way-ЛОК прыгать-0-NONPST-0-2ЕД [therefore] [что] DP squirrel-2ЕД DP tail-3ЕД DP [tail] [fluffy] therefore ФОК squirrel-2ЕД [летать]-NONPST [но] 2ЕД poor-ДИМ-МН ничего [tail]-2ЕД [fluffy] НЕГ быть and [2ЕД] 2ЕД [летать]-НМЛЗ.ИМПФ НЕГ can-NONPST-0-2ЕД [crow]-ЛОК DP тот [волк]-0-3ЕД плакать-0-CAUS-0-NONPST-ПАС [волк] плакать-0-NONPST [really] сказать-НМЛЗ.ИМПФ-3ЕД 1ЕД быть-НМЛЗ.ИМПФ-1ЕД вдоль от a:little получить-НМЛЗ.ПРФ-3ЕД быть-NONPST-0-1ЕД squirrel and DP снаружи лес-ЛОК come:forth-0-НМЛЗ.ПРФ berry есть-NONPST-ЕД.3ЕД лес-ЛОК come:forth-0-НМЛЗ.ПРФ berry есть-NONPST-ЕД.3ЕД [но] 1ЕД wretched так ФОК fall:behind-NONPST-0-1ЕД так 3 быть
    Old man wolf was going there. The wolf put his tongue out. “These young animals,” he said and thought, “if only I had wings like they do. Squirrels move a lot and go far on the ground, they jump and leap through the whole forest.” The wolf said: “Why don’t I jump just as easily?” Then the crow came and said: “How will you jump? Because the squirrels have a downy tail, they can fly. But poor you have no fluffy tail and you can’t fly.” The crow brought the wolf to tears. The wolf wept: “Really,” he said, “in the course of my life I have earned little for myself. The squirrels eat the berries found in the forest, they eat the cones found in the forest. And poor me, I will stop like this.” That’s how he lived.
  • imŏsaj-na śi wan jăŋχ-ə-l, χŭw jăŋχ-ə-l iśi pa wɔlək ătti atəm nŏməs-na jăŋχ-ə-l. ńur atəm nŏməs-na sukaś-man jăŋχ-ə-l. a tŭlta laŋki-niŋ-ij-el ji-l. laŋki-niŋ-el law-t-al: “ma lapət ńawrem tăj-l-ə-m.” śi kem-na i niŋ-ə-l jŭχ tăj-na ɔməs-l pa jel arem-l. ătti arem-ə-m-al, śiti law-t-al: “mătta ńawrem tăj-m-em pŏraj-na χuləm jik tăj-l-ə-m pa ătti ńil ewi tăj-l-ə-m pa.” ittam laŋki ŋin law-i-li-t-al ănti, laŋki-niŋ pa arem-l: “jewr-ij-el jewer, laki-niŋ-ij-en, măn-ti ki χɔs-t-an, sus-ə-mt-ij-a-ti. pus-ij-em wŭtaŋ, ma ell-ə-mt-i-l-ə-m.” śi kem-na wɔlək lŏχ-iji tŭta pa χɔll-ə-ti ɔməs-l: “ma mŏla wŭr-na mŭnti, mŭr taś-na măn-ə-m pŏraj-na, law-t-al, ilam kem sŭjuw χij-ti răχ-ə-s pa mŏla-ji lŏχ-iji ma śiti al ul-l-ə-m?” ittam lăŋk-iji pa nŏχ χuŋχ-ə-l: “ma tăl pŏn-ə-m ătti reχ-i pŭt-ə-m, tăl pŏn-ə-m nɔχr-i an-em ăsa tel-iji ul-l-a.” ńawrem-l-al, śiti laŋki ńawrem-ə-t ătti al tup śiplem-ə-l-ə-t ătti.
    one-LOC DP short walk-0-NONPST long walk-0-NONPST same and [wolf] DP bad mind-LOC walk-0-NONPST really bad mind-LOC suffer-CVB go-0-NONPST [and] from:there squirrel woman-DIM-3SG come-NONPST squirrel woman-3SG say-NMLZ.IMPF-3SG 1SG seven child have-NONPST-0-1SG DP after-LOC one woman-0-3SG tree top-LOC sit-NONPST and ahead sing-NONPST DP sing-0-NMLZ.PF-3SG so say-NMLZ.IMPF-3SG other:time child have-NMLZ.PF-1SG time-LOC three boy have-NONPST-0-1SG and DP four girl have-NONPST-0-1SG and that squirrel woman say-0-IMPF-NMLZ.IMPF-3SG DP squirrel woman and sing-NONPST wolf-DIM-3SG wolf squirrel woman-DIM-2SG go-NMLZ.IMPF if know-NMLZ.IMPF-2SG step-0-INCH-FREQ-IMP-2PL tail-DIM-1SG broad 1SG fly-0-INCH-FREQ-NONPST-0-1SG DP after-LOC [wolf] wretched-DIM there and cry-0-NMLZ.IMPF sit-NONPST 1SG what way-LOC soon people herd-LOC go-0-NMLZ.PF time-LOC say-NMLZ.IMPF-3SG ? after calf leave-NMLZ.IMPF cling-0-PST and what-TRANS wretched-DIM 1SG so NEG be-NONPST-0-1SG that squirrel and up climb-0-NONPST 1SG winter put-0-NMLZ.PF DP berry-PROPR pot-0-1SG winter put-0-NMLZ.PF cone-PROPR vessel-1SG all full-DIM be-NONPST-PAS child-PL-3SG so squirrel child-0-PL DP very:much only make:din-0-NONPST-0-3PL DP
    один-ЛОК DP short идти-0-NONPST длинный идти-0-NONPST same and [волк] DP плохой ум-ЛОК идти-0-NONPST really плохой ум-ЛОК suffer-КОНВ идти-0-NONPST [and] from:there squirrel женщина-ДИМ-3ЕД прийти-NONPST squirrel женщина-3ЕД сказать-НМЛЗ.ИМПФ-3ЕД 1ЕД семь ребенок have-NONPST-0-1ЕД DP после-ЛОК один женщина-0-3ЕД дерево top-ЛОК сидеть-NONPST and вперед sing-NONPST DP sing-0-НМЛЗ.ПРФ-3ЕД так сказать-НМЛЗ.ИМПФ-3ЕД other:time ребенок have-НМЛЗ.ПРФ-1ЕД время-ЛОК три boy have-NONPST-0-1ЕД and DP четыре girl have-NONPST-0-1ЕД and тот squirrel женщина сказать-0-ИМПФ-НМЛЗ.ИМПФ-3ЕД DP squirrel женщина and sing-NONPST волк-ДИМ-3ЕД волк squirrel женщина-ДИМ-2ЕД идти-НМЛЗ.ИМПФ if know-НМЛЗ.ИМПФ-2ЕД шаг-0-ИНХ-ФРЕКВ-ИМП-2МН tail-ДИМ-1ЕД broad 1ЕД летать-0-ИНХ-ФРЕКВ-NONPST-0-1ЕД DP после-ЛОК [волк] wretched-ДИМ там and плакать-0-НМЛЗ.ИМПФ сидеть-NONPST 1ЕД что way-ЛОК soon народ herd-ЛОК идти-0-НМЛЗ.ПРФ время-ЛОК сказать-НМЛЗ.ИМПФ-3ЕД ? после теленок оставить-НМЛЗ.ИМПФ cling-0-ПРОШ and что-TRANS wretched-ДИМ 1ЕД так НЕГ быть-NONPST-0-1ЕД тот squirrel and вверх climb-0-NONPST 1ЕД winter положить-0-НМЛЗ.ПРФ DP berry-ПРОПР pot-0-1ЕД winter положить-0-НМЛЗ.ПРФ cone-ПРОПР vessel-1ЕД весь full-ДИМ быть-NONPST-ПАС ребенок-МН-3ЕД так squirrel ребенок-0-МН DP very:much only make:din-0-NONPST-0-3МН DP
    Once, while going for a long or a short time, the wolf again went about with a bad thought. With a really bad thought, he went along suffering. The squirrel came along, too. The squirrel said: “I have seven children.” Then the squirrel sat down on the top of the tree and continued to sing. It sang and then said: “When I bore the children, I bore three sons and I bore four daughters.” The squirrel spoke and sang: “Little wolf, wolf, your squirrel, if you can go, walk. My tail is fluffy, I will fly.” Then the poor wolf sat down to weep: “Not long ago, when a reindeer herd passed through,” he said: “I need to keep one calf for myself, why do I live like this, poor me?” The squirrel climbed up the tree again: “My buckets of berries prepared for the winter, my cups of nuts prepared for the winter are all full.” Her children, the squirrel children, also made a din.
  • wɔlək ătti ilən ɔməs-l pa śi wɔlək-en śikəńśa ătti ŭŋ-ə-l lŭś-l-al il ŏw-l-ə-t, tak li-ti lit-l-a. ilən ɔməs-l pa ɔməs-l lŏχ-iji pa śiti-ji χɔll-ə-l. belka tɔ lŭw jŭχ tăj-na lŭw nawər-man jăŋχ-ə-l. belkaj-na wɔlək lŏχ-iji, ittam wɔlək lŏχi wek χɔll-ə-pt-ə-l-a lŭw. χŭńi χus et-ə-m kem-na ittam wɔlək śi numəs-ti pit-ə-s: “laŋki-na śikəńśa ătti, ittam belkaj-ew lŭw ut'śa lŭw mŏla wŭr-na ut'śa werit-l lŭw? mŭw ul-l-ə-m χŭwat ewəlt śi ănt werit-l-a?” tup suml-ə-ŋ wɔj-ə-l ul. suml-ə-ŋ wɔj tăm kɔska rut-l tigər. kɔska rut mŏśat-l. law-i-li-j-ə-l ănti: “ma śitiji ăsa laŋki-na l'awət-l-aj-ə-m pa wek kŭssi mŭŋ laŋk-ew wek kŭssi taś-ə-ŋ ul-t-al pa.” śi kem-na tŭm-el ńuχm-ij-ə-l: ja χŏl χɔs-ti măn-l śit χŏti? min ittam jăχa paj-ə-s-l-ə-mən ki, ma numəlta săχat mŏśat-l-em pa năŋ ilən săχat lajl-i, ma năŋ-en jɔwət-l-em.”
    [wolf] DP below sit-NONPST and DP [wolf]-2SG DP DP mouth-0-3SG saliva-PL-3SG down flow-NONPST-0-3PL [so] eat-NMLZ.IMPF want-NONPST-PAS below sit-NONPST and sit-NONPST wretched-DIM and so-TRANS cry-0-NONPST [squirrel] [that] 3 tree top-LOC 3 jump-CVB walk-0-NONPST [squirrel]-LOC [wolf] wretched-DIM that [wolf] wretched forever cry-0-CAUS-0-NONPST-PAS 3 twilight star come:forth-0-NMLZ.PF after-LOC that [wolf] FOC think-NMLZ.IMPF start-0-PST squirrel-LOC DP DP that [squirrel]-1PL 3 alone 3 what way-LOC alone can-NONPST 3 land be-IMPF-0-NMLZ.PF along from FOC NEG can-NONPST-PAS only stripe-0-PROPR animal-0-3SG be stripe-0-PROPR animal this [cat] clan-3SG [tiger] [cat] clan get-NONPST say-0-IMPF-FREQ-0-NONPST DP 1SG so-TRANS all squirrel-LOC rail-NONPST-PAS-0-1SG and forever for 1PL squirrel forever for herd-0-PROPR be-NMLZ.IMPF-3SG and DP after-LOC that-0-3SG speak-FREQ-0-NONPST DP where know-NMLZ.IMPF go-NONPST so how 1DU DP together reach-0-PST-PL.1DU if 1SG from:above then get-NONPST-SG.1SG and 2SG below stand-IMP 1SG 2SG-ACC/DAT throw-NONPST-SG.1SG
    [волк] DP below сидеть-NONPST and DP [волк]-2ЕД DP DP рот-0-3ЕД saliva-МН-3ЕД down flow-NONPST-0-3МН [так] есть-НМЛЗ.ИМПФ хотеть-NONPST-ПАС below сидеть-NONPST and сидеть-NONPST wretched-ДИМ and так-TRANS плакать-0-NONPST [squirrel] [тот] 3 дерево top-ЛОК 3 прыгать-КОНВ идти-0-NONPST [squirrel]-ЛОК [волк] wretched-ДИМ тот [волк] wretched forever плакать-0-CAUS-0-NONPST-ПАС 3 twilight звезда come:forth-0-НМЛЗ.ПРФ после-ЛОК тот [волк] ФОК think-НМЛЗ.ИМПФ начать-0-ПРОШ squirrel-ЛОК DP DP тот [squirrel]-1МН 3 alone 3 что way-ЛОК alone can-NONPST 3 земля быть-ИМПФ-0-НМЛЗ.ПРФ вдоль от ФОК НЕГ can-NONPST-ПАС only stripe-0-ПРОПР животное-0-3ЕД быть stripe-0-ПРОПР животное этот [cat] clan-3ЕД [tiger] [cat] clan получить-NONPST сказать-0-ИМПФ-ФРЕКВ-0-NONPST DP 1ЕД так-TRANS весь squirrel-ЛОК rail-NONPST-ПАС-0-1ЕД and forever for 1МН squirrel forever for herd-0-ПРОПР быть-НМЛЗ.ИМПФ-3ЕД and DP после-ЛОК тот-0-3ЕД говорить-ФРЕКВ-0-NONPST DP где know-НМЛЗ.ИМПФ идти-NONPST так как 1ДВ DP together достичь-0-ПРОШ-МН.1ДВ if 1ЕД сверху тогда получить-NONPST-ЕД.1ЕД and 2ЕД below стоять-ИМП 1ЕД 2ЕД-АКК/ДАТ бросать-NONPST-ЕД.1ЕД
    The wolf sat at the bottom. Saliva flowed from the wolf’s mouth, he wanted to eat so badly. He sat below, the poor thing, and wept. And the squirrel, it jumped back and forth at the top of the tree. It brought the poor wolf to tears. When the evening star appeared, the wolf started to think: “Squirrel, this squirrel is alone, how can it live alone? While it leaves on the earth, it can’t.” There was a striped animal. A striped animal, related to the cat, a tiger. He met the cat relative. He said: “The squirrel never stops railing at me and our squirrel seems to be rich.” Then the other one said: “Where will it get to? We’ll look for it together now. I will catch it on top. You wait below, I’ll throw it to you.”
  • atul. śi măn-l-ə-ŋən, măn-l-ə-ŋən, śikəńśa ătti măn-l-ə-ŋən, tigər pil-na măn-l-ə-ŋən. jăχa măn-l-ə-ŋən, măn-l-ə-ŋən mŭw χŭwat. mŭw-ə-n śi χŏl-ə-l, nemŏsa ătti laŋki sij-ə-l ănta: “tɔmətta śi, itta wɔlək pela ătti pŏtər-l tigər, pa mŏla wŭr-na năŋ măn-em ńălmi-s-en. tɔmətta śi law-s-en tăta laŋki ar u-s. ar ńawrem tăj-t-al pa min li-ti lit-l-aj-mən. mŏlaj-emən li-l-mən. mŏla śirna min itta li-ti wer-emən ul. jăχa kŭtərm-ə-ti wer-ri ji-l. pridetsa kŭtərm-ə-ti. mŭnti năŋ ńălmi-s-en ved'.” ittam wɔj-ŋən jăχa śăk-l-ə-ŋən. wan χŭw śăk-l-ə-ŋən, śăk-l-ə-ŋən. itta laŋki imi śi ewəlt χɔt-l tăta numən ul. i ńawremət śita ul-l-ə-t. śi kem-na ɔm-el pela ńuχm-ə-nt-ə-l-ə-t ănti: “wɔlək-ŋən tɔ i tigər-ŋən ătti kŭtərm-ə-l-ŋən.” śi kem-na ɔm-el law-i-li-j-i: “aś-el tɔmətta śiti law-ə-s ătti ănti: wɔlək-ŋən tigər-ŋən mŭw χŭwat neŋχuj li-ti kŭssi ul-l-ə-ŋən. mŭŋ-ew li-ti-t lŭw. năŋ kim al et-m-a-ti, jŏχi lăŋ-em-a-ti.” aŋk-el śi măn-l.
    ever DP go-NONPST-0-3DU go-NONPST-0-3DU DP DP go-NONPST-0-3DU [tiger] companion-LOC go-NONPST-0-3DU together go-NONPST-0-3DU go-NONPST-0-3DU land along land-0-2SG FOC be:exhausted-0-NONPST nothing DP squirrel noise-0-3SG not:be yesterday FOC that [wolf] towards DP speak-NONPST [tiger] and what way-LOC 2SG 1SG-ACC/DAT deceive-PST-SG.2SG yesterday FOC say-PST-SG.2SG here squirrel many be-PST many child have-NMLZ.IMPF-3SG and 1DU eat-NMLZ.IMPF what-NONPST-PAS-1DU what-1DU eat-NONPST-1DU what like 1DU DP eat-NMLZ.IMPF matter-1DU be together fight-0-NMLZ.IMPF matter-TRANS come-NONPST [must] fight-0-NMLZ.IMPF soon 2SG deceive-PST-SG.2SG [because] that animal-DU together throw:oneself-NONPST-0-3DU short long throw:oneself-NONPST-0-3DU throw:oneself-NONPST-0-3DU that squirrel woman FOC from house-3SG here above be [and] child-0-PL there be-NONPST-0-3PL DP after-LOC mum-3SG towards speak-0-FREQ-0-NONPST-0-3PL DP [wolf]-DU [that] [and] [tiger]-DU DP fight-0-NONPST-3DU DP after-LOC mum-3SG say-0-IMPF-FREQ-NONPST father-3SG yesterday so say-0-PST DP DP [wolf]-DU [tiger]-DU land along person eat-NMLZ.IMPF for be-NONPST-0-3DU 1PL-ACC/DAT eat-NMLZ.IMPF-N 3 2SG out NEG come:forth-INCH-IMP-PL homewards enter-INCH-IMP-PL mother-3SG FOC go-NONPST
    ever DP идти-NONPST-0-3ДВ идти-NONPST-0-3ДВ DP DP идти-NONPST-0-3ДВ [tiger] товарищ-ЛОК идти-NONPST-0-3ДВ together идти-NONPST-0-3ДВ идти-NONPST-0-3ДВ земля вдоль земля-0-2ЕД ФОК be:exhausted-0-NONPST ничего DP squirrel noise-0-3ЕД not:be yesterday ФОК тот [волк] в:направлении DP говорить-NONPST [tiger] and что way-ЛОК 2ЕД 1ЕД-АКК/ДАТ deceive-ПРОШ-ЕД.2ЕД yesterday ФОК сказать-ПРОШ-ЕД.2ЕД здесь squirrel много быть-ПРОШ много ребенок have-НМЛЗ.ИМПФ-3ЕД and 1ДВ есть-НМЛЗ.ИМПФ что-NONPST-ПАС-1ДВ что-1ДВ есть-NONPST-1ДВ что любить 1ДВ DP есть-НМЛЗ.ИМПФ matter-1ДВ быть together fight-0-НМЛЗ.ИМПФ matter-TRANS прийти-NONPST [must] fight-0-НМЛЗ.ИМПФ soon 2ЕД deceive-ПРОШ-ЕД.2ЕД [потому:что] тот животное-ДВ together throw:oneself-NONPST-0-3ДВ short длинный throw:oneself-NONPST-0-3ДВ throw:oneself-NONPST-0-3ДВ тот squirrel женщина ФОК от дом-3ЕД здесь над быть [and] ребенок-0-МН там быть-NONPST-0-3МН DP после-ЛОК mum-3ЕД в:направлении говорить-0-ФРЕКВ-0-NONPST-0-3МН DP [волк]-ДВ [тот] [and] [tiger]-ДВ DP fight-0-NONPST-3ДВ DP после-ЛОК mum-3ЕД сказать-0-ИМПФ-ФРЕКВ-NONPST отец-3ЕД yesterday так сказать-0-ПРОШ DP DP [волк]-ДВ [tiger]-ДВ земля вдоль человек есть-НМЛЗ.ИМПФ for быть-NONPST-0-3ДВ 1МН-АКК/ДАТ есть-НМЛЗ.ИМПФ-N 3 2ЕД из НЕГ come:forth-ИНХ-ИМП-МН homewards войти-ИНХ-ИМП-МН мать-3ЕД ФОК идти-NONPST
    Well, fine. They went and went and went, together with the tiger. They moved and moved across the ground. The ground was already coming to an end and there was no squirrel. “Yesterday,” said the tiger to the wolf, “you deceived me. Yesterday you said there were a lot of squirrels here. She has a lot of children and we want to eat. What are we, poor things, going to eat? What shall we do not, we have to eat. We’ll have to fight. We’ll have to fight. You have deceived me.” The animals threw themselves at one another. For a long time, for a short time they threw themselves at one another. But the squirrel’s home was there on top. The children were there, too. Then they said to their mother: “The wolf and the tiger are fighting.” Then the mother said: “Father said yesterday that the wolf and the tiger live on the ground to eat people. They eat us. Don’t go outside, sit at home.” And the mother left.
  • imŏsaj-na i jăm iki ătti wŭtaŋ lŏχ sumət-man śi sus-l, śi sus-l, i lŏχ păt i lŏχ păt χɔtś-ij-ə-l. laŋki imi lŏχi χɔll-ə-t-al: “ma χŏti, law-ə-l, tɔmətta, law-ə-l ătti, χănti χuj ur-na ul-ti neŋχ-et-na amŏla ur śirna ul-ti neŋχ-et-na seŋk χɔll-ə-pt-ə-s-aj-ə-m.” ittam iki il lɔj-ə-l, tŭs-l-al wɔśχ-i-li-j-ə-l: “mŏlaj-en χŏti ji-s?” “mŏlaj-em χŏti ji-s pa ńawrem-l-am li-ti wŭtśi-s-aj-ə-t.” śi kemna law-i-li-t-al. lŏχ păt i lŏχ păt i lŏχ păt χɔtś-i-l-a. jel sus-m-ə-l. pa śi kem-na law-ə-l ătti: “ńawrem-ə-t, al χurij-a-ti. mŭŋ ittam ăsa χălewət sus-ə-n jŏχi jŏχət-ti pŏraj-na mŭŋ ńawrem lŭw-el ăsa jăm ul-ti wer-l ul.”
    one-LOC one good old:man DP broad ski wear-CVB DP step-NONPST DP step-NONPST one ski bottom one ski bottom knock-FREQ-0-NONPST squirrel woman wretched cry-0-NMLZ.IMPF-3SG 1SG how say-0-NONPST yesterday say-0-NONPST DP Ostyak man forest-LOC be-NMLZ.IMPF person-PL-LOC what forest like be-NMLZ.IMPF person-PL-LOC cry-0-CAUS-0-PST-PAS-0-1SG that old:man down stand-0-NONPST beard-PL-3SG stroke-0-IMPF-FREQ-0-NONPST what-2SG how come-PST what-1SG how come-PST and child-PL-1SG eat-NMLZ.IMPF want-PST-PAS-0-3PL DP after-LOC say-0-IMPF-NMLZ.IMPF-3SG ski bottom one ski bottom one ski bottom knock-FREQ-NONPST-PAS ahead step-INCH-0-NONPST and DP after-LOC say-0-NONPST DP child-0-PL NEG worry-IMP-PL 1PL DP all tomorrow autumn-0-2SG homewards come-NMLZ.IMPF time-LOC 1PL child 3-ACC/DAT all good be-NMLZ.IMPF matter-3SG be
    один-ЛОК один хороший старик DP broad ski носить-КОНВ DP шаг-NONPST DP шаг-NONPST один ski bottom один ski bottom knock-ФРЕКВ-0-NONPST squirrel женщина wretched плакать-0-НМЛЗ.ИМПФ-3ЕД 1ЕД как сказать-0-NONPST yesterday сказать-0-NONPST DP Ostyak мужчина лес-ЛОК быть-НМЛЗ.ИМПФ человек-МН-ЛОК что лес любить быть-НМЛЗ.ИМПФ человек-МН-ЛОК плакать-0-CAUS-0-ПРОШ-ПАС-0-1ЕД тот старик down стоять-0-NONPST beard-МН-3ЕД stroke-0-ИМПФ-ФРЕКВ-0-NONPST что-2ЕД как прийти-ПРОШ что-1ЕД как прийти-ПРОШ and ребенок-МН-1ЕД есть-НМЛЗ.ИМПФ хотеть-ПРОШ-ПАС-0-3МН DP после-ЛОК сказать-0-ИМПФ-НМЛЗ.ИМПФ-3ЕД ski bottom один ski bottom один ski bottom knock-ФРЕКВ-NONPST-ПАС вперед шаг-ИНХ-0-NONPST and DP после-ЛОК сказать-0-NONPST DP ребенок-0-МН НЕГ worry-ИМП-МН 1МН DP весь завтра autumn-0-2ЕД homewards прийти-НМЛЗ.ИМПФ время-ЛОК 1МН ребенок 3-АКК/ДАТ весь хороший быть-НМЛЗ.ИМПФ matter-3ЕД быть
    Suddenly a good old man could be heard coming on broad skis. The skis could be heard knocking together. The poor squirrel wept: “Yesterday,” she said, “the Khanty man brought me and those living in the forest to tears.” The old man stopped and stroked his beard: “What happened to you?” “What happened to me? They tried to eat my children.” Then he spoke and knocked one ski on the other. He went on. Then she said: “Children, don’t be frightened. When we return home in the fall, all of our children will live well.”
  • śikəńśa śi ik-ij-en amŏla śita ul-l-ij-ə-l, amŏla χăta ul-l-ij-ə-l. itta laŋki-niŋ χɔll-ə-t-al-na numəs-t-al ănti: “χănti χuj jis-na tɔŋχa mŭŋ-ew wel-ti kŭl-l-uw ili mŏla mŭŋ-ew wel-ti mŏsaj-l-uw.” lŭw-el wan-t-al pŏraj-na mătti mŭnti pŏraj-na rŭś iki χănti χuj ul-m-al, mɔlśaŋ-ə-ŋ ik-iji. śălta wan-l-ə-lli pa śikəńśa rŭś mil-ə-ŋ ik-iji jŏχət-l pa law-t-al: “ńawrem-ə-t, il χuj-a-ti. ătt-iji jăχ-ti ńur ăn răχ-ə-l. śi il śi wŏlij-a-ti.” jɔχ wŭraj-na jăms-iji ăsa pit-l-ə-t pa wek kŭssi jăm ul-l-ij-ə-m-al.
    DP DP old:man-DIM-2SG what there be-IMPF-FREQ-0-NONPST what where be-IMPF-FREQ-0-NONPST that squirrel woman cry-0-NMLZ.IMPF-3SG-LOC think-NMLZ.IMPF-3SG DP Ostyak man time-LOC DP 1PL-ACC/DAT kill-NMLZ.IMPF devil-PL-1PL [or] what 1PL-ACC/DAT kill-NMLZ.IMPF what-PL-1PL 3-ACC/DAT see-NMLZ.IMPF-3SG time-LOC which soon time-LOC Russian old:man Ostyak man be-NMLZ.PF-3SG coat-0-PROPR old:man-DIM from:there see-NONPST-0-SG.3SG and DP Russian cap-0-PROPR old:man-DIM arrive-NONPST and say-NMLZ.IMPF-3SG child-0-PL down lie-IMP-PL night-DIM walk-NMLZ.IMPF really NEG be:possible-0-NONPST DP down FOC cease-IMP-PL man effort-LOC well-DIM all fall-NONPST-0-3PL and forever for good be-IMPF-FREQ-0-NMLZ.PF-3SG
    DP DP старик-ДИМ-2ЕД что там быть-ИМПФ-ФРЕКВ-0-NONPST что где быть-ИМПФ-ФРЕКВ-0-NONPST тот squirrel женщина плакать-0-НМЛЗ.ИМПФ-3ЕД-ЛОК think-НМЛЗ.ИМПФ-3ЕД DP Ostyak мужчина время-ЛОК DP 1МН-АКК/ДАТ убить-НМЛЗ.ИМПФ черт-МН-1МН [or] что 1МН-АКК/ДАТ убить-НМЛЗ.ИМПФ что-МН-1МН 3-АКК/ДАТ видеть-НМЛЗ.ИМПФ-3ЕД время-ЛОК который soon время-ЛОК русский старик Ostyak мужчина быть-НМЛЗ.ПРФ-3ЕД верхняя:одежда-0-ПРОПР старик-ДИМ from:there видеть-NONPST-0-ЕД.3ЕД and DP русский cap-0-ПРОПР старик-ДИМ прибыть-NONPST and сказать-НМЛЗ.ИМПФ-3ЕД ребенок-0-МН down лежать-ИМП-МН ночь-ДИМ идти-НМЛЗ.ИМПФ really НЕГ be:possible-0-NONPST DP down ФОК cease-ИМП-МН мужчина effort-ЛОК хорошо-ДИМ весь fall-NONPST-0-3МН and forever for хороший быть-ИМПФ-ФРЕКВ-0-НМЛЗ.ПРФ-3ЕД
    This old man lived there maybe, maybe he lived somewhere. While the squirrel was crying, it thought: “In the times of the Khanty people the demons killing us or someone else will find us.” At the time she saw him, the old Russian man was an Khanty, a person with a fur coat. Then she saw that the old man came in a Russian cap and said: “Children, lie down and sleep. You mustn’t go around at all during the night. Keep quiet.” With the best efforts of these people it turned out well for all, they lived well the whole time.
  • itta aś-el ur ewəlt ji-l. χŭw-wi măn-l, wan-ti. kat jŏχan kŭt, tɔŋχa, wan-ti, sŭptəŋ jŏχan pil-na măn-l, wan-ti, kăsəm sɔta ewəlt, kăsəmis ewəlt. aś-el wŭl jik-ə-l kăs-ti măn-m-al, śiti jăŋχ-ə-l. ɔmi lŏχ-ij-el tăta u-s. tigər-na li-ti wŭtśi-l-a i wɔlək-na li-ti wŭtśi-l-aj-ə-t. aś-el jŏχi ji-l. niŋ laŋki-niŋ jus kŭtəp-na, jŏχan wus-t-al kŭt-na itta laŋki-niŋ pa pa niŋ ɔməs-l. pa niŋ ɔməs-l pa χŏl χɔll-ə-l śi χɔll-ə-l. “ma, law-t-al ănti, ul-ti lɔt-em amŏla wŏrŋaj-na tu-s-a, amŏla siwəs-na tu-s-a. ma ittam, law-t-al, ul-ti lɔt ăn tăj-l-ə-m.” śi kem-na mŭnti tŭlta jŏχət-ti ătti kăsəm jŏχan ewəlt jŭw-ə-m laŋki χuj-en ńuχm-ij-ə-l: “pa χŏti săχajət năŋ ăn tăj-l-ə-n? ul-ti ki wer-en u-l, ma imi tăj-s-ə-m pa tɔmətta ńawrem ar tăj-ti wer-l ul. iśi mɔsəŋ wɔlək-na, mɔsəŋ ăt-na mɔsəŋ aŋkəlwɔj-na mɔsəŋ li-s-aj-ə-t.” śi aŋkəlwɔj śiti mŭr χŏśa sărat-i-ti wɔj. itta kepa u-l pa atəm wɔj. “mɔsəŋ li-s-aj-ə-t.”
    that father-3SG forest from come-NONPST long-TRANS go-NONPST see-NMLZ.IMPF two river middle DP see-NMLZ.IMPF Supteng river companion-LOC go-NONPST see-NMLZ.IMPF Kasam swamp from Kazymys from father-3SG big boy-0-3SG seek-NMLZ.IMPF go-NMLZ.PF-3SG so walk-0-NONPST mum wretched-DIM-3SG here be-PST [tiger]-LOC eat-NMLZ.IMPF want-NONPST-PAS [and] [wolf]-LOC eat-NMLZ.IMPF want-NONPST-PAS-0-3PL father-3SG homewards come-NONPST woman squirrel woman road middle-LOC river cross-NMLZ.IMPF-3SG interval-LOC that squirrel woman and and woman sit-NONPST and woman sit-NONPST and where cry-0-NONPST DP cry-0-NONPST 1SG say-NMLZ.IMPF-3SG DP be-NMLZ.IMPF place-1SG what [crow]-LOC bring-PST-PAS what owl-LOC bring-PST-PAS 1SG DP say-NMLZ.IMPF-3SG be-NMLZ.IMPF place NEG have-NONPST-0-1SG DP after-LOC soon from:there arrive-NMLZ.IMPF DP Kasam river from come-0-NMLZ.IMPF squirrel man-2SG speak-FREQ-0-NONPST and how then 2SG NEG have-NONPST-0-2SG live-NMLZ.IMPF if matter-2SG be-NONPST 1SG woman have-PST-0-1SG and yesterday child many have-NMLZ.IMPF matter-3SG be same perhaps [wolf]-LOC perhaps thing-LOC perhaps owl-LOC perhaps eat-PST-PAS-0-3PL DP owl so people to disturb-FREQ-NMLZ.IMPF animal DP only be-NONPST and bad animal perhaps eat-PST-PAS-0-3PL
    тот отец-3ЕД лес от прийти-NONPST длинный-TRANS идти-NONPST видеть-НМЛЗ.ИМПФ два river середина DP видеть-НМЛЗ.ИМПФ Supteng river товарищ-ЛОК идти-NONPST видеть-НМЛЗ.ИМПФ Kasam swamp от Kazymys от отец-3ЕД большой boy-0-3ЕД искать-НМЛЗ.ИМПФ идти-НМЛЗ.ПРФ-3ЕД так идти-0-NONPST mum wretched-ДИМ-3ЕД здесь быть-ПРОШ [tiger]-ЛОК есть-НМЛЗ.ИМПФ хотеть-NONPST-ПАС [and] [волк]-ЛОК есть-НМЛЗ.ИМПФ хотеть-NONPST-ПАС-0-3МН отец-3ЕД homewards прийти-NONPST женщина squirrel женщина road середина-ЛОК river cross-НМЛЗ.ИМПФ-3ЕД interval-ЛОК тот squirrel женщина and and женщина сидеть-NONPST and женщина сидеть-NONPST and где плакать-0-NONPST DP плакать-0-NONPST 1ЕД сказать-НМЛЗ.ИМПФ-3ЕД DP быть-НМЛЗ.ИМПФ место-1ЕД что [crow]-ЛОК принести-ПРОШ-ПАС что owl-ЛОК принести-ПРОШ-ПАС 1ЕД DP сказать-НМЛЗ.ИМПФ-3ЕД быть-НМЛЗ.ИМПФ место НЕГ have-NONPST-0-1ЕД DP после-ЛОК soon from:there прибыть-НМЛЗ.ИМПФ DP Kasam river от прийти-0-НМЛЗ.ИМПФ squirrel мужчина-2ЕД говорить-ФРЕКВ-0-NONPST and как тогда 2ЕД НЕГ have-NONPST-0-2ЕД жить-НМЛЗ.ИМПФ if matter-2ЕД быть-NONPST 1ЕД женщина have-ПРОШ-0-1ЕД and yesterday ребенок много have-НМЛЗ.ИМПФ matter-3ЕД быть same perhaps [волк]-ЛОК perhaps вещь-ЛОК perhaps owl-ЛОК perhaps есть-ПРОШ-ПАС-0-3МН DP owl так народ к disturb-ФРЕКВ-НМЛЗ.ИМПФ животное DP only быть-NONPST and плохой животное perhaps есть-ПРОШ-ПАС-0-3МН
    And now the father came from the forest. He had wandered far, across two rivers, he came from the Supteng river, from the Kasam swamp, from Kazymys. The father came to look for the elder son. The poor mother was there. The tiger wanted to eat her and the wolf wanted to eat her. The father came home. Halfway there, when he crossed the river, another squirrel was sitting. The other squirrel was sitting and was crying, crying like this: “My home,” he said, “was carried away by the crow or was carried away by the owl. Now I have no home.” Then the husband of the squirrel coming from there, coming from the Kasam River said: “How can you not have one? You have to live, I had a wife and she had to bear a lot of children earlier. Maybe the wolf ate them, too, maybe the owl ate them.” This owl that disturbs people is still alive now and it is a bad bird. “Probably it ate them.”
  • imŏsaj-na śikəńśa śi nawərm-l, nawərm-l. itta ik-ij-el wan-man tăj-l-ə-lli pa ănti pa tăχa ewəlt jăŋχ-ə-m niŋ laŋki śiti śi ńuχl-ə-s. numəs-t-al: “ittam tăm ńawrem-l-am liw-i-li-j-ə-m ătti wɔj lŭw-el ti ki jŏχət-l, ma lulən χul χŭwat χuj-l-ə-m pa lulən li-l-aj-ə-t. ma esməŋ teχl-ə-m χŏśa jŏχət-t-em mŏsa χŭnti wŏli-l-ə-m. śita śi ul-ti pit-ti wer-em ul.” itta suptəŋ jŏχan pela wus-m-al pa śikəńśa itta laŋk-iji ɔmeŋ esməŋ lɔt-l-na jŏχət-l pa kat pelk-ə-l pela want-ij-ə-l pa siwəs ik-eŋən ɔməs-l-ə-ŋən. ńawrem-l-al pela ăŋkərt-ij-ə-l pa śikəńśa tel-iji ătti il χăńem-ə-m-el pa ăsa ɔməs-l-ə-t. ɔm-ew, law-ə-l, tɔmətta ɔreska elti măn-i-li-j-ə-s pa χŏl-na śi sij-ə-l ănta. ɔm-ij-el śi ewəlt ătti wɔj wel-ti neŋχuj-na wel-ə-m.” aś-el jŏχət-l pa tăm kăsəmis ewəlt aś-el jŏχt-ə-m pŏraj-na śi weləś śi ńawrem-l-al ɔm-el tŭta pa kat kŭr-pi χuj-en-na tɔŋχa wel-s-a tɔŋχa. śi aś-el-na tɔŋχa śi eŋm-ə-lt-ij-ə-m χŭwat ewəlt kat jŏχan kŭt ewəlt iki ji-l ńawrem-l-al kăs-t-al urəŋna.
    one-LOC DP DP jump-NONPST jump-NONPST that old:man-DIM-3SG see-CVB have-NONPST-0-SG.3SG and DP and place from walk-0-NMLZ.PF woman squirrel so FOC speak-0-PST think-NMLZ.IMPF-3SG DP this child-PL-1SG eat-0-IMPF-FREQ-0-NMLZ.PF DP animal 3-ACC/DAT to:here if arrive-NONPST 1SG SBJV fir along lie-NONPST-0-1SG and SBJV eat-NONPST-PAS-0-3PL 1SG nourishing nest-0-1SG to arrive-NMLZ.IMPF-1SG what when cease-NONPST-0-1SG there FOC be-NMLZ.IMPF start-NMLZ.IMPF matter-1SG be that Supteng river towards cross-NMLZ.PF-3SG and DP that squirrel-DIM maternal nourishing place-3SG-LOC arrive-NONPST and two half-0-3SG towards see-FREQ-0-NONPST and owl old:man-DU sit-NONPST-0-3DU child-PL-3SG towards look-FREQ-0-NONPST and DP full-DIM DP down hide-0-NMLZ.PF-3PL and all sit-NONPST-0-3PL mother-1PL say-0-NONPST yesterday [nuts] from go-0-IMPF-FREQ-0-PST and where-LOC FOC noise-0-3SG not:be mother-DIM-3SG FOC from DP animal kill-NMLZ.IMPF person-LOC kill-0-NMLZ.PF father-3SG arrive-NONPST and this Kazymys from father-3SG arrive-0-NMLZ.PF time-LOC FOC straight:away FOC child-PL-3SG mother-3SG there and two leg-PROPR man-2SG-LOC DP kill-PST-PAS DP DP father-3SG-LOC DP DP grow-0-CAUS-FREQ-0-NMLZ.PF along from two river middle from old:man come-NONPST child-PL-3SG seek-NMLZ.IMPF-3SG for
    один-ЛОК DP DP прыгать-NONPST прыгать-NONPST тот старик-ДИМ-3ЕД видеть-КОНВ have-NONPST-0-ЕД.3ЕД and DP and место от идти-0-НМЛЗ.ПРФ женщина squirrel так ФОК говорить-0-ПРОШ think-НМЛЗ.ИМПФ-3ЕД DP этот ребенок-МН-1ЕД есть-0-ИМПФ-ФРЕКВ-0-НМЛЗ.ПРФ DP животное 3-АКК/ДАТ to:here if прибыть-NONPST 1ЕД СОСЛ fir вдоль лежать-NONPST-0-1ЕД and СОСЛ есть-NONPST-ПАС-0-3МН 1ЕД nourishing nest-0-1ЕД к прибыть-НМЛЗ.ИМПФ-1ЕД что когда cease-NONPST-0-1ЕД там ФОК быть-НМЛЗ.ИМПФ начать-НМЛЗ.ИМПФ matter-1ЕД быть тот Supteng river в:направлении cross-НМЛЗ.ПРФ-3ЕД and DP тот squirrel-ДИМ maternal nourishing место-3ЕД-ЛОК прибыть-NONPST and два half-0-3ЕД в:направлении видеть-ФРЕКВ-0-NONPST and owl старик-ДВ сидеть-NONPST-0-3ДВ ребенок-МН-3ЕД в:направлении смотреть-ФРЕКВ-0-NONPST and DP full-ДИМ DP down прятать-0-НМЛЗ.ПРФ-3МН and весь сидеть-NONPST-0-3МН мать-1МН сказать-0-NONPST yesterday [nuts] от идти-0-ИМПФ-ФРЕКВ-0-ПРОШ and где-ЛОК ФОК noise-0-3ЕД not:be мать-ДИМ-3ЕД ФОК от DP животное убить-НМЛЗ.ИМПФ человек-ЛОК убить-0-НМЛЗ.ПРФ отец-3ЕД прибыть-NONPST and этот Kazymys от отец-3ЕД прибыть-0-НМЛЗ.ПРФ время-ЛОК ФОК straight:away ФОК ребенок-МН-3ЕД мать-3ЕД там and два нога-ПРОПР мужчина-2ЕД-ЛОК DP убить-ПРОШ-ПАС DP DP отец-3ЕД-ЛОК DP DP расти-0-CAUS-ФРЕКВ-0-НМЛЗ.ПРФ вдоль от два river середина от старик прийти-NONPST ребенок-МН-3ЕД искать-НМЛЗ.ИМПФ-3ЕД for
    Then it jumped, jumped. The old man saw that the squirrel coming from another place was running. It thought: “If the animal which ate my children comes here I would lie down on the fir tree and let him eat me. Until I reach the home nest i will not stop. That’s what I must do.” And the old squirrel crossed the Supteng river and came to the birth and maternal place, looked to both sides. Two old owls were sitting. He is looking for the children, but all were hidden, were sitting. “Mother,” they said, “went out yesterday for cones and since then we have heard nothing of her.” The mother was apparently killed by the man who killed animals. Father had come, when father was coming from Kazymys, the mother of his children had apparently been killed here by the man on two legs. While the father was growing, the old man arrived from between the two rivers to look for his children.