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FYI: Soqotri North-Western Dialectical Text - The Beginning


Author: Vladimir Agafonov

Linguistic Field(s): Text/Corpus Linguistics

FYI Body: Another Soqotri Folk Tale text - a beginning of the Soqotran folk tale of
''Two Brothers'' similar to the famous Ancient Egyptian ''Two Brothers''
tale is now available at SemArh Semitisches Tonarchiv of the Heidelberg
University:

http://www.semarch.uni-hd.de/tondokumente.php4?&GR_ID=4&ORT_ID=160&DOK_ID=1686&lang=de

( Two Brothers - 'A'HO (North-Western Dialect of Soqotri from Muri - Mauna
Mountain)
MP3 + PDF (text transcription))

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