Category Archives: Oral literature

Baskeet story in English translation

In the recent issue of the online journal Ethnorêma a Baskeet story has just been published. The beautiful story of Dog & Hyena was recorded from Kaat Kantso Kammo, a native speaker of Baskeet and the traditional spiritual leader of … Continue reading

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“Hisab” by Ezra Wube

Originally posted on TheKittyCats:
by Ezra Wube http://vimeo.com/20970394

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Baskeet Proverbs (and the Difficulties in Documenting Proverbs)

When documenting the oral literature of a language in Ethiopia (and probably also elsewhere), local lay linguists and people interested in the promotion of their language often express – very early on – the wish that their proverbs be documented. … Continue reading

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