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SIL Forum for Language Fieldwork 2008-002

Collecting, using, and enjoying proverbs

Author  Unseth, Peter
Abstract 

This article presents a dozen ways that collecting local proverbs can be useful. Many of these points have already been written about at length by others. Rather than present a detailed review of the literature on these subjects, this paper present these topics in a way that is meant to share my enthusiasm.

  Collecting, using, and enjoying proverbs
Published  2008
Language  Amharic [amh]
Country  Ethiopia
Subjects  Anthropology
Ethnolinguistics
Proverbs and maxims
Proverbs and maxims
Keywords  oral wisdom; proverbs. valued traits; meter; alliteration; rhyme; Proverbs and maxims; Ethnolinguistics