ASIAN HIGHLANDS PERSPECTIVES Volume 13: Warming Your Hands by G.yu lha

By G.yu lha

Lavrung is a bit studied Qiangic language spoken by way of a small team of Tibetans in Rangtang County, Aba Tibetan and Qiang self sufficient Prefecture, Sichuan Province, China. This paintings presents the 1st monographic advent to Lavrung Tibetans and their language and tradition, targeting using trilingual (Lavrung, chinese language, and Tibetan) figurative speech in villagers' daily discourse. historical past on neighborhood oral traditions, together with folktales, riddles, paintings songs, and mystery healing chants, is usually supplied. A Lavrung-English thesaurus, fifty-six full-color images, and several other maps exhibiting the site and distribution of Lavrung-speaking groups also are included.

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1985). •59• He thought that when villagers saw him bringing something with him, they would think he had killed a wild animal, and would be suitably impressed. But the villagers knew that he had killed his own goats, not wild animals, even though he returned very proudly. He sometimes gave goat meat to the villagers and told them it was the flesh of this or that wild animal. Even though the villagers knew what it was, they played along with Do lo in order to get the meat. He killed almost twenty goats – almost half his family's herd.

All stories are referred to as χə bi 'story'. Story genres are not distinguished, though humorous stories are referred to as qhæd næ to səcɛ 'stories that can make you laugh'. Among a population of approximately 580, four to five villagers still tell stories to their grandchildren, who often impatiently leave before a story is finished. Folk stories teach lessons about life or are simply for entertainment, using animals and fictional characters. Rabbits, bears, birds, horses, sheep, lice, lions, crows, and wild people (vəcæɾ ŋi)47 appear in the stories.

Normally, one mu yields 500 kilograms of corn, 250 kilograms of barley, 400 kilograms of beans or wheat, or 600 kilograms of potatoes. 4 mao per kilogram in 2009. Vegetables planted immediately after harvesting ripen before winter. , if corn is grown in a field one year, barley or wheat is grown the next year. Migrant labor is the main income source. Ablebodied men and women younger than fifty spend much of the year collecting caterpillar fungus and other medical substances, repairing roads, and doing construction work.

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