Northern Khanty

The Tsar’s sons and the town boy

This is a short tale about a group of rich and poor men travelling to another kingdom in search of a wife. When the three Tsar’s sons are ready to take a wife, they set on a journey to another Tsar’s kingdom in the hope to marry his daughter. They reluctantly let a poor town boy accompany them but mock his poverty and foolishness. It turns out that he is not that foolish, and he ends up marrying the Tsar’s daughter.

Recording: The story was recorded in Katravozh in 1990 by Irina Nikolaeva.

Speakers

  • χɔn χuləm jik tăj-ə-l. χuləm jik tăj-li-man pa śikəńśa pa χɔn χŏśa niŋ wŭ-ti măn-ti wŭtśaj-ə-l. χɔn tăj-ə-l rupit-ti jik, rupit-ti jik, leləm-ti jik tăj-ə-l. lel-ə-m-ti jik-ə-l law-i-li-j-ə-l ănti: “năŋ eŋəm-ti jɔχ măn-l-ə-ti pa ma lŏχi iśi ji-l-ə-m.” pa śi kem-na tum jɔχ law-i-li-j-ə-l ănt-i: “năŋ kem-na χŏti săχajət mŭŋ pil-ew-na ji-l? mŭŋ χŏti ŏχ tăj-l-uw, sɔrńi ŏχ tăj-l-uw, śel ŏχ tăj-l-uw, pa χɔn χŏśa at măn-l-uw.” śi kem-na law-i-li-j-ə-l ănti: “pa năŋ ŏχ ki, ŏχ tăj-a-ti, ma ŏχ ăn tăj-l-ə-m pa mŏla wer? ătti, măn-t-em χŭwat, jus măn-t-em χŭwat ătti ńar jŭχ sewər-l-ə-m, sɔrəm jŭχ sewər-l-ə-m ŏχ kinśa ar-ri ji-l, sɔrńi ŏχ, śel ŏχ kinśa ar-ri ji-l.” nu śikəńśa, law-i-li-j-ə-l-ə-t itta ănti: “măn-l-uw ki măn-l-uw.”
    king three boy have-0-NONPST three boy have-IMPF-CVB and DP and king to woman take-NMLZ.IMPF go-NMLZ.IMPF want-0-NONPST king have-0-NONPST work-NMLZ.IMPF boy work-NMLZ.IMPF boy sit-INCH-NMLZ.IMPF boy have-0-NONPST sit-INCH-NMLZ.IMPF boy say-0-IMPF-FREQ-0-NONPST DP 2SG grow-NMLZ.IMPF man go-NONPST-0-2PL and 1SG wretched same come-NONPST-0-1SG and DP after-LOC that man say-0-IMPF-FREQ-0-NONPST DP 2SG after-LOC how then 1PL companion-1PL-LOC come-NONPST 1PL how money have-NONPST-1PL gold money have-NONPST-1PL silver money have-NONPST-1PL and king to OPT go-NONPST-1PL DP after-LOC say-0-IMPF-FREQ-0-NONPST DP and 2SG money if money have-IMP-PL 1SG money NEG have-NONPST-0-1SG and what matter DP go-NMLZ.IMPF-1SG along road go-NMLZ.IMPF-1SG along DP raw tree cut-NONPST-0-1SG dry tree cut-NONPST-0-1SG money comparison much-TRANS come-NONPST gold money silver money comparison much-TRANS come-NONPST INTJ DP say-0-IMPF-FREQ-0-NONPST-0-3PL DP DP go-NONPST-1PL if go-NONPST-1PL
    king три boy have-0-NONPST три boy have-ИМПФ-КОНВ and DP and king к женщина взять-НМЛЗ.ИМПФ идти-НМЛЗ.ИМПФ хотеть-0-NONPST king have-0-NONPST работать-НМЛЗ.ИМПФ boy работать-НМЛЗ.ИМПФ boy сидеть-ИНХ-НМЛЗ.ИМПФ boy have-0-NONPST сидеть-ИНХ-НМЛЗ.ИМПФ boy сказать-0-ИМПФ-ФРЕКВ-0-NONPST DP 2ЕД расти-НМЛЗ.ИМПФ мужчина идти-NONPST-0-2МН and 1ЕД wretched same прийти-NONPST-0-1ЕД and DP после-ЛОК тот мужчина сказать-0-ИМПФ-ФРЕКВ-0-NONPST DP 2ЕД после-ЛОК как тогда 1МН товарищ-1МН-ЛОК прийти-NONPST 1МН как money have-NONPST-1МН gold money have-NONPST-1МН серебро money have-NONPST-1МН and king к OPT идти-NONPST-1МН DP после-ЛОК сказать-0-ИМПФ-ФРЕКВ-0-NONPST DP and 2ЕД money if money have-ИМП-МН 1ЕД money НЕГ have-NONPST-0-1ЕД and что matter DP идти-НМЛЗ.ИМПФ-1ЕД вдоль road идти-НМЛЗ.ИМПФ-1ЕД вдоль DP raw дерево резать-NONPST-0-1ЕД dry дерево резать-NONPST-0-1ЕД money comparison много-TRANS прийти-NONPST gold money серебро money comparison много-TRANS прийти-NONPST МЕЖД DP сказать-0-ИМПФ-ФРЕКВ-0-NONPST-0-3МН DP DP идти-NONPST-1МН if идти-NONPST-1МН
    A tsar had three sons. The tsar had three sons, they wanted to go to another tsar to find wives. The tsar had a young man who worked, he rode on the team. The lad who rode on the team said: “You young people are setting off, but poor me should stay?” They said: “What does such a one as you want with us? We have money, golden money, and silver money. We’re setting off to another tsar.” Then he said: “If you have money and I have no money what difference does it make? When I go, on the path I travel I will chop fresh trees, I will chop dry trees, it will be more than money, more than gold and silver money.” Then they said: “If we’re going, let’s go.”
  • wan măn-l-ə-t, χŭw măn-l-ə-t, śikəńśa itta wɔs mŏsa χuj, kur mŏsa χuj ńăχ-χi tăj-l-a χɔn jik-ə-t-na. law-i-li-j-ə-l: “mŭnti mŭŋ-ew law-i-li-s-en: i măn-man jŭχ sewər-l-ə-m, i măn-man sɔrəm jŭχ sewər-l-ə-m.” ittam χuj law-i-li-j-ə-l ătti ănti: “ma χŏti, law-ə-l, ńar jŭχ, sɔrəm jŭχ alt sewər-l-ə-m. śi χɔn χŏśa, law-ə-l, aś-em, law-ə-l, χul-mət tăl pŏraj-na, law-ə-l ătti, nawi wɔj lis ɔmt-ij-l-ij-ə-s. śi χɔn wɔs-na.” śi kem-na tum-et law-ij-ə-l-ət: “jina ătsəm năŋ, law-ij-ə-l-ə-t χuləm tăl ewəlt χŏti săχajət kurŏpatka lis ul-ti pit-l. śi nawi wɔj χŏti lis-ə-l lŭŋ-ə-n-na lăl-l-ə-t.” śi kem-na law-i-li-j-ə-l: “ănta, lawəl, ma lis-em lăl-t-al ńur ănta.” itta χuj śikəńśa χɔn wɔs jus kŭtəp jŏχət-ti pit-s-ə-t pa śikəńśa śilta eŋəm-ti jŭχ-ə-t ewəlt i măn-man i śɔl jŭχ wer-ə-s, i sɔχəl jŭχ werəs. wŭ-s-li pa uχl-ə-l tel lel-s-ə-lli.
    short go-NONPST-0-3SG long go-NONPST-0-3SG DP that town what man village what man laughter-TRANS have-NONPST-PAS king boy-0-PL-LOC say-0-IMPF-FREQ-NONPST soon 1PL-ACC/DAT say-0-IMPF-PST-SG.2SG one go-CVB tree cut-NONPST-0-1SG one go-CVB dry tree cut-NONPST-0-1SG that man say-0-IMPF-FREQ-0-NONPST DP DP 1SG how say-0-NONPST fresh tree dry tree only cut-NONPST-0-1SG DP king to say-0-NONPST father-1SG say-0-NONPST three-ORD winter time-LOC say-0-NONPST DP white animal noose set-0-IMPF-FREQ-0-PST DP king town-LOC DP after-LOC that-PL say-FREQ-0-NONPST-0-3PL indeed stupid 2SG say-FREQ-0-NONPST-0-3PL three winter from how then partridge noose be-NMLZ.IMPF start-NONPST DP white animal how noose-0-3SG summer-0-2SG-LOC set-NONPST-0-3PL DP after-LOC say-0-IMPF-FREQ-0-NONPST not:be say-0-NONPST 1SG noose-1SG set-NMLZ.IMPF-3SG really not:be that man DP king town road middle arrive-NMLZ.IMPF start-PST-0-3PL and DP from:there grow-NMLZ.IMPF tree-0-PL from one go-CVB one smooth tree make-0-PST one board tree make-0-PST take-PST-SG.3SG and sled-0-3SG full sit-PST-0-SG.3SG
    short идти-NONPST-0-3ЕД длинный идти-NONPST-0-3ЕД DP тот город что мужчина village что мужчина laughter-TRANS have-NONPST-ПАС king boy-0-МН-ЛОК сказать-0-ИМПФ-ФРЕКВ-NONPST soon 1МН-АКК/ДАТ сказать-0-ИМПФ-ПРОШ-ЕД.2ЕД один идти-КОНВ дерево резать-NONPST-0-1ЕД один идти-КОНВ dry дерево резать-NONPST-0-1ЕД тот мужчина сказать-0-ИМПФ-ФРЕКВ-0-NONPST DP DP 1ЕД как сказать-0-NONPST fresh дерево dry дерево only резать-NONPST-0-1ЕД DP king к сказать-0-NONPST отец-1ЕД сказать-0-NONPST три-ОРД winter время-ЛОК сказать-0-NONPST DP белый животное noose set-0-ИМПФ-ФРЕКВ-0-ПРОШ DP king город-ЛОК DP после-ЛОК тот-МН сказать-ФРЕКВ-0-NONPST-0-3МН indeed stupid 2ЕД сказать-ФРЕКВ-0-NONPST-0-3МН три winter от как тогда partridge noose быть-НМЛЗ.ИМПФ начать-NONPST DP белый животное как noose-0-3ЕД лето-0-2ЕД-ЛОК set-NONPST-0-3МН DP после-ЛОК сказать-0-ИМПФ-ФРЕКВ-0-NONPST not:be сказать-0-NONPST 1ЕД noose-1ЕД set-НМЛЗ.ИМПФ-3ЕД really not:be тот мужчина DP king город road середина прибыть-НМЛЗ.ИМПФ начать-ПРОШ-0-3МН and DP from:there расти-НМЛЗ.ИМПФ дерево-0-МН от один идти-КОНВ один smooth дерево делать-0-ПРОШ один доска дерево делать-0-ПРОШ взять-ПРОШ-ЕД.3ЕД and sled-0-3ЕД full сидеть-ПРОШ-0-ЕД.3ЕД
    They went a long or a short time, the tsar’s sons make fun of the town person, of the village person. They said: “Recently you told us you would set off and chop trees, that you would set off and chop dry trees.” The man said: “I will, of course, chop fresh trees, dry trees. For this tsar three winters ago my father set nooses for white animals, in the tsar’s town.” Then they said: “Right, you’re a fool, the nooses three winters ago may have been for partridges. Nooses are set for white animals in the summer.” Then he said: “No, they don’t set my nooses at all.” The group got halfway to the tsar’s, then he made smooth poles from the young trees along the path and made boards. He took them and loaded his sled with them.
  • tel le-l-s-ə-lli śikəńśa, śi kem-na law-i-li-j-ə-l ătti ănti: “itta pa mŏla wer-ti pit-l-ə-ti, ŏχ-ə-ŋ jɔχ, taś-ə-ŋ jɔχ? lɔw-l-an wŭj-alən pa tŏχ-l-al jŏχəś kir-alən, pŭj-l-al ɔlŋəś kir-a-lən.” law-i-li-j-ə-l: “năŋ jus-en itta nemŏsaj-en ăn ji-l.” t'ɔ, tumi-l-al pa law-ij-ə-l-ə-t: “tăm jina ătsəm ănta, χŏti săχajət mŭŋ lɔw pŭj-l-al ɔlŋəś kir-l-uw? χŏti săχajət măn-ti pit-l-a?” nu śikəńśa, ittam-ə-t law-i-li-j-ə-l ănti: “ăn ki χɔs-l-ə-ti, law-ə-l, i lɔw-ə-n măn-em mij-a-lən.” ittam lɔw χŏś pajtəm-l-ə-lli pa śikəńśa ittam lɔw pŭj-ə-l tŏχ-ə-l jŏχəś kir-ə-m-li, ɔlŋəś kir-ə-m-li. ittam lɔw-ə-l itta śălta zadni χɔt-na nawərm-l pa śikəńśa śiti-ji măn-l. jesa măn-l, măn-l pa śikəńśa law-i-li-j-ə-l: “śiti ul-lij-a-ti. ma śaχa tŏχi jŏχət-l-ə-m pa ătti năŋ ătti păl lɔŋχət χɔt-na lăŋ-a-ti, ma lel lɔŋχət χɔt-na lăŋ-ə-m. ma iśńi-li χɔt-na lăŋ-l-ə-m, năŋ iśńi-ŋ χɔt-na lăŋ-a-ti.”
    full sit-PST-0-SG.3SG DP DP after-LOC say-0-IMPF-FREQ-0-NONPST DP DP DP and what make-NMLZ.IMPF start-NONPST-0-2PL money-0-PROPR man herd-0-PROPR man horse-PL-2PL take-IMP.SG.PL and front-PL-3SG homewards harness-IMP-PL arse-PL-3SG ahead harness-IMP.SG.PL say-0-IMPF-FREQ-0-NONPST 2SG road-2SG DP nothing-2SG NEG come-NONPST [those] that-PL-3SG and say-FREQ-0-NONPST-0-3PL this indeed stupid not:be how then 1PL horse arse-PL-3SG ahead harness-NONPST-1PL how then go-NMLZ.IMPF start-NONPST-PAS INTJ DP that-0-PL say-0-IMPF-FREQ-0-NONPST DP NEG if know-NONPST-0-2PL say-0-NONPST one horse-0-2PL 1SG-ACC/DAT give-IMP-PL that horse away unharness-NONPST-0-SG.3SG and DP that horse arse-0-2SG front-0-3SG homewards harness-0-INCH-NONPST.SG.3SG ahead harness-0-INCH-NONPST.SG.3SG that horse-DP from:there [rear] [motion]-LOC jump-NONPST and DP so-TRANS go-NONPST a:little go-NONPST go-NONPST and DP say-0-IMPF-FREQ-0-NONPST so be-IMPF-IMP-2PL 1SG after to:there arrive-NONPST-0-1SG and DP 2SG DP high spirit house-LOC enter-IMP-2PL 1SG short spirit house-LOC enter-0-NMLZ.PF 1SG window-CAR house-LOC enter-NONPST-0-1SG 2SG window-PROPR house-LOC enter-IMP-2PL
    full сидеть-ПРОШ-0-ЕД.3ЕД DP DP после-ЛОК сказать-0-ИМПФ-ФРЕКВ-0-NONPST DP DP DP and что делать-НМЛЗ.ИМПФ начать-NONPST-0-2МН money-0-ПРОПР мужчина herd-0-ПРОПР мужчина horse-МН-2МН взять-ИМП.ЕД.МН and перед-МН-3ЕД homewards harness-ИМП-МН arse-МН-3ЕД вперед harness-ИМП.ЕД.МН сказать-0-ИМПФ-ФРЕКВ-0-NONPST 2ЕД road-2ЕД DP ничего-2ЕД НЕГ прийти-NONPST [those] тот-МН-3ЕД and сказать-ФРЕКВ-0-NONPST-0-3МН этот indeed stupid not:be как тогда 1МН horse arse-МН-3ЕД вперед harness-NONPST-1МН как тогда идти-НМЛЗ.ИМПФ начать-NONPST-ПАС МЕЖД DP тот-0-МН сказать-0-ИМПФ-ФРЕКВ-0-NONPST DP НЕГ if know-NONPST-0-2МН сказать-0-NONPST один horse-0-2МН 1ЕД-АКК/ДАТ дать-ИМП-МН тот horse прочь unharness-NONPST-0-ЕД.3ЕД and DP тот horse arse-0-2ЕД перед-0-3ЕД homewards harness-0-ИНХ-NONPST.ЕД.3ЕД вперед harness-0-ИНХ-NONPST.ЕД.3ЕД тот horse-DP from:there [rear] [motion]-ЛОК прыгать-NONPST and DP так-TRANS идти-NONPST a:little идти-NONPST идти-NONPST and DP сказать-0-ИМПФ-ФРЕКВ-0-NONPST так быть-ИМПФ-ИМП-2МН 1ЕД после to:there прибыть-NONPST-0-1ЕД and DP 2ЕД DP high spirit дом-ЛОК войти-ИМП-2МН 1ЕД short spirit дом-ЛОК войти-0-НМЛЗ.ПРФ 1ЕД window-КАР дом-ЛОК войти-NONPST-0-1ЕД 2ЕД window-ПРОПР дом-ЛОК войти-ИМП-2МН
    He loaded it and then said: “What will you do now, people with money, rich people? Take the horses and harness them with their back to the front, with their front to the back.” They said: “your path will lead nowhere.” And they said: “ He must be a fool, how shall we harness the horses with their backs to the front? How shall we continue? He then said: “If you can’t, give me one of the horses.” He unharnessed the horse and he harnessed it with its back to the front, with its head to the back. The horse jumped backwards and kept on like that. He went a bit, he went and said: “Do it like that. I will go there then. You go into the tall ghost’s house, I will go into the short ghost’s house. I will go into the house without windows, you will go into the house with windows.”
  • nu śikəńśa, itta jɔχ jŏχət-l-ə-t χɔn wɔs-na. jŏχət-l-ə-t pa śikəńśa pa ătti χɔn χŏśa laŋ-l-ə-t pa mɔjl-ə-l-ə-t, mŏla wer-l-ə-t. ittam χuj lel lɔŋχət χɔt-na măn-l. itta jasəŋ-l-al χɔn elti pŏtər-ti pit-l-aj-ə-t. law-i-li-t-el: “ij ătsəm-ə-t tu-s-uw pa ătti măn-t-al χŭwat śiti law-ə-l: ńar jŭχ ki sewər-l-ə-m, sɔrəm jŭχ ki sewər-l-ə-m, jus măn-ti sɔra. lŭw, law-ə-l, ńar jŭχ śi sewr-ə-s, sewr-ə-s pa tuta năŋ ătti jus ŭŋ-en-na χul-l-ə-t. śilta pa, law-i-li-j-ə-l, lɔw-ə-l wŭ-s-li pa tŏχ-ə-l jŏχəś kir-s-ə-lli pa pŭj-ə-l ɔlŋəś kir-s-ə-lli.” nu śikəńśa, itta χɔn law-i-li-j-ə-l ănti: “dawaj, law-ə-l, ti wɔχ-a-lən. itta law-ə-l, jina ki ătməs u-s, law-ə-l, wŭ-l-ew pa sapl-ə-l sup-pi sewər-m-a-l-ew.” nu śikəńśa, itta tɔŋχa χɔn mit jɔχ jăŋχ-ə-mt-i-l-ə-t, itta eŋəm-ti ɔpi tu-l-a. tu-l-a śikəńśa. śi kem lawi-li-j-ə-l tăm χɔn: “ătsəm χɔrpi χuj ănt ul-m-al. weriji jăm neŋχuj ul-m-al. śi kem-na law-i-li-j-ə-l: “ma, law-ə-l, uś-l-ə-m, itta χuj law-ə-l, ma, lawə--l, ăt-en χɔn wɔs-en, law-ə-l ătti, wɔs ŭŋ-ə-l, law-ə-l, jertəp-l-al ăn tărəm-l-ə-t. itta law-ə-l, ji-t-em săχat wer-s-ə-lam pa jetsaś-l-ə-t. itta, law-ə-l, werit-l-ə-n wŭ-ti-ji.”
    INTJ DP that man arrive-NONPST-0-3PL king town-LOC arrive-NONPST-0-3PL and DP and DP king to enter-NONPST-0-3PL and feast-0-NONPST-0-3PL what do-NONPST-0-3PL that man short idol house-LOC go-NONPST that speech-PL-3SG king from speak-NMLZ.IMPF start-NONPST-PAS-0-3PL say-0-IMPF-NMLZ.IMPF-3PL one stupid-0-N bring-PST-1PL and DP go-NMLZ.IMPF-3SG along so say-0-NONPST raw tree if cut-NONPST-0-1SG dry tree if cut-NONPST-0-1SG road go-NMLZ.IMPF quickly 3 say-0-NONPST raw tree FOC cut-0-PST cut-0-PST and there 2SG DP road mouth-2SG-LOC lie-NONPST-0-3PL from:there and say-0-IMPF-FREQ-0-NONPST horse-0-3SG take-PST-SG.3SG and front-0-3SG homewards harness-PST-0-SG.3SG and arse-0-3SG ahead harness-PST-0-SG.3SG INTJ DP that king say-0-IMPF-FREQ-0-NONPST DP [INTJ] say-0-NONPST to:here call-IMP-PL DP say-0-NONPST indeed if stupid be-PST say-0-NONPST take-NONPST-SG.1PL and neck-0-3SG piece-TRANS cut-INCH-0-NONPST-SG.1PL INTJ DP DP DP king servant man walk-0-INCH-FREQ-NONPST-0-3PL that grow-NMLZ.IMPF brother bring-NONPST-PAS bring-NONPST-PAS DP DP after say-0-IMPF-FREQ-0-NONPST this king stupid like man NEG be-NMLZ.PF-3SG indeed good person be-NMLZ.PF-3SG DP after-LOC say-0-IMPF-FREQ-0-NONPST 1SG say-0-NONPST find-NONPST-0-1SG that man say-0-NONPST 1SG say-0-NONPST thing-2SG king town-2SG say-0-NONPST DP town mouth-0-3SG say-0-NONPST fence-PL-3SG NEG suffice-NONPST-0-3PL DP say-0-NONPST come-NMLZ.IMPF-1SG then make-PST-0-PL.1SG and build-NONPST-0-3PL DP say-0-NONPST can-NONPST-0-2SG take-NMLZ.IMPF-TRANS
    МЕЖД DP тот мужчина прибыть-NONPST-0-3МН king город-ЛОК прибыть-NONPST-0-3МН and DP and DP king к войти-NONPST-0-3МН and feast-0-NONPST-0-3МН что делать-NONPST-0-3МН тот мужчина short идол дом-ЛОК идти-NONPST тот speech-МН-3ЕД king от говорить-НМЛЗ.ИМПФ начать-NONPST-ПАС-0-3МН сказать-0-ИМПФ-НМЛЗ.ИМПФ-3МН один stupid-0-N принести-ПРОШ-1МН and DP идти-НМЛЗ.ИМПФ-3ЕД вдоль так сказать-0-NONPST raw дерево if резать-NONPST-0-1ЕД dry дерево if резать-NONPST-0-1ЕД road идти-НМЛЗ.ИМПФ быстро 3 сказать-0-NONPST raw дерево ФОК резать-0-ПРОШ резать-0-ПРОШ and там 2ЕД DP road рот-2ЕД-ЛОК лежать-NONPST-0-3МН from:there and сказать-0-ИМПФ-ФРЕКВ-0-NONPST horse-0-3ЕД взять-ПРОШ-ЕД.3ЕД and перед-0-3ЕД homewards harness-ПРОШ-0-ЕД.3ЕД and arse-0-3ЕД вперед harness-ПРОШ-0-ЕД.3ЕД МЕЖД DP тот king сказать-0-ИМПФ-ФРЕКВ-0-NONPST DP [МЕЖД] сказать-0-NONPST to:here звать-ИМП-МН DP сказать-0-NONPST indeed if stupid быть-ПРОШ сказать-0-NONPST взять-NONPST-ЕД.1МН and neck-0-3ЕД piece-TRANS резать-ИНХ-0-NONPST-ЕД.1МН МЕЖД DP DP DP king servant мужчина идти-0-ИНХ-ФРЕКВ-NONPST-0-3МН тот расти-НМЛЗ.ИМПФ брат принести-NONPST-ПАС принести-NONPST-ПАС DP DP после сказать-0-ИМПФ-ФРЕКВ-0-NONPST этот king stupid любить мужчина НЕГ быть-НМЛЗ.ПРФ-3ЕД indeed хороший человек быть-НМЛЗ.ПРФ-3ЕД DP после-ЛОК сказать-0-ИМПФ-ФРЕКВ-0-NONPST 1ЕД сказать-0-NONPST найти-NONPST-0-1ЕД тот мужчина сказать-0-NONPST 1ЕД сказать-0-NONPST вещь-2ЕД king город-2ЕД сказать-0-NONPST DP город рот-0-3ЕД сказать-0-NONPST fence-МН-3ЕД НЕГ suffice-NONPST-0-3МН DP сказать-0-NONPST прийти-НМЛЗ.ИМПФ-1ЕД тогда делать-ПРОШ-0-МН.1ЕД and строить-NONPST-0-3МН DP сказать-0-NONPST can-NONPST-0-2ЕД взять-НМЛЗ.ИМПФ-TRANS
    The people arrived at the tsar’s town. They arrived and went to the tsar, they stayed as guests, did whatever. The man went into the house of the short idol. They started to tell the tsar of his words. They said: “We took a fool along with us. On the way he kept saying: “If I chop fresh trees, if I chop dry trees, it will be quick going on the path.” He chopped a fresh tree, he chopped, there at the start of your road it lies. Then he took his horse and harnessed it with the head facing back and with the back facing front.” Then the tsar said: “Call him here. If he really is a fool we will take him and cut off his head.” The tsar’s workers went and brought the young man. They brought him. Then the tsar said: “He doesn’t look like a fool. He looks like a good man.” The man said: “I know that in this tsar’s town, at the entrance to the town there are not enough fences. When I was on my way, I made them and they’re ready. Now you can receive me.”
  • ittam χɔn śikəńśa tŏχi tu-l-li pa law-i-li-j-ə-l ătti. itta χɔn jɔχ-l-al wŭ-l-li pa kim wɔśt-ə-l-li, wɔs mŏsa χuj, kur mŏsa χuj itta jɔχ-l-al pil-na jŏχi wŭ-l-li, ew-el śi leśat-l-ə-lli. nu śikəńśa, śi śŭń-ə-l χul-ə-l-na ittam χuləm χuj jŏχəś tăχa kerl-ə-l-ə-t pa law-i-li-l-ə-t ătti ănti: “mŭŋ mŏla-ji kaltəm-na wŭ-s-ew? kaltəm-na ki ănt wŭ-s-ew, law-ə-l, niŋ-ew nŏχ ăn wŭ-s-a. niŋ ăntam, ŏχ ăntam, nemŏsa ăntam.” nu śikəńśa, ittam χɔn tɔŋχa pɔri wer-l, ittam χɔn ătti mŭr-l kit-l pa itta wɔs mŏsa iki, kur mŏsa iki tu-l-a pa śikəńśa χɔn χɔt χŏśen-na iśi χɔrpi χɔt-na, iśi χɔrpi ul-ə-psi-na ul-mət-l-ə-t. śi śŭń-ə-l χŭl-ə-l-na wek ul-l-ə-t.
    that king DP to:there bring-NONPST-SG.3SG and say-0-IMPF-FREQ-0-NONPST DP that king man-PL-3SG take-NONPST-SG.3SG and out gather-0-NONPST-SG.3SG town what man village what man that man-PL-3SG companion-LOC homewards take-NONPST-SG.3SG girl-3SG FOC prepare-NONPST-0-SG.3SG INTJ DP DP wealth-0-3SG prosperity-0-3SG-LOC that three man homewards place turn-0-NONPST-0-3PL and say-0-IMPF-NONPST-0-3PL DP DP 1PL what-TRANS footprint-LOC take-PST-SG.1PL footprint-LOC if NEG take-PST-SG.1PL say-0-NONPST woman-1PL up NEG take-PST-PAS woman not:be money not:be nothing not:be INTJ DP that king DP feast make-NONPST that king DP people-3SG send-NONPST and that town what old:man village what old:man bring-NONPST-PAS and DP king house side-LOC same like house-LOC same like be-0-N-LOC be-INCH-NONPST-0-3PL DP wealth-0-3SG prosperity-0-3SG-LOC forever be-NONPST-0-3PL
    тот king DP to:there принести-NONPST-ЕД.3ЕД and сказать-0-ИМПФ-ФРЕКВ-0-NONPST DP тот king мужчина-МН-3ЕД взять-NONPST-ЕД.3ЕД and из собиратть-0-NONPST-ЕД.3ЕД город что мужчина village что мужчина тот мужчина-МН-3ЕД товарищ-ЛОК homewards взять-NONPST-ЕД.3ЕД girl-3ЕД ФОК приготовить-NONPST-0-ЕД.3ЕД МЕЖД DP DP wealth-0-3ЕД prosperity-0-3ЕД-ЛОК тот три мужчина homewards место turn-0-NONPST-0-3МН and сказать-0-ИМПФ-NONPST-0-3МН DP DP 1МН что-TRANS footprint-ЛОК взять-ПРОШ-ЕД.1МН footprint-ЛОК if НЕГ взять-ПРОШ-ЕД.1МН сказать-0-NONPST женщина-1МН вверх НЕГ взять-ПРОШ-ПАС женщина not:be money not:be ничего not:be МЕЖД DP тот king DP feast делать-NONPST тот king DP народ-3ЕД послать-NONPST and тот город что старик village что старик принести-NONPST-ПАС and DP king дом сторона-ЛОК same любить дом-ЛОК same любить быть-0-N-ЛОК быть-ИНХ-NONPST-0-3МН DP wealth-0-3ЕД prosperity-0-3ЕД-ЛОК forever быть-NONPST-0-3МН
    He took the tsar there and spoke, the tsar took his people and put them out and he took the town lad, the village la together with his friends to himself, he got his daughter ready to wed him. The three men turned back and said: “Why did we bring him along? Had we not brought him along, he wouldn’t have taken our bride.” They had no bride, no money, nothing at all. The tsar put on a wedding, the tsar dispatched people, he took the town man, the village man and they started to live in the tsar’s house, in such a house with such things. They lived long and happily.