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Otomi Parables, Folktales, and Jokes

This volume includes 20 oral texts from Otomí, collected in the 1970s. Each of the stories in this collection is presented in parallel format in a practical orthography. These texs represent a variety of genres seldom recorded in the field and will be of interest to linguists specializing in Otomanguean languages, typologists, and aficionados of oral narrative, as well as to speakers and learners of Otomí.

120 pages | 6 x 9 | © 1976

Native American Texts

Language and Linguistics: Language Studies

Table of Contents

Preface
A Day Laborer Has Gone to Work
The Story of the Day Laborer
A Woman Who Cheated on Her Husband
The Deer Hunter
Muledrivers
Some Compadres
A Gringo and an Otomi
On Clothing
The Cat and the Burro
The Cricket and the Weevil
The Little Shepherd Boy
A Man Who Was Sleeping with His Wife
A Little Old Lady
Jose and His Father
Stupid Jose 2
An Older and a Younger Brother
Stupid Jose
The Rabbit Hunter
The Boy Who Talked to Vultures
The Poor Man, His Wife, His Brothers and Their Wives and All Their Children

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