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Title:Talks by the Melets Chulym speaker who retells a fairy tale that had been recorded among the Lower Chulym community, which he translated back from Russian; he also tells of what happened in his village with airplanes and steamboats
Contributor (consultant):Aleksandr Kondiyakov
Contributor (researcher):Valeriya Lemskaya
Coverage:Russian Federation
Description:Talks by the Melets Chulym speaker who retells a fairy tale that had been recorded among the Lower Chulym community, which he translated back from Russian (the fairy tale is about two heroes and their sisters); he also tells of what happened in his village with airplanes accidentally flying and landing in the swamp area; he also remembers the first case of a steam boat coming on the Chulym Aleksand Fedorovich Kondiyakov was born on 02.10.1952 in the village of Staroye Amohceyevo, where a lot of Melets Chulym Turks used to live. His parents were native Melets Chulym Turks. He lost his mother at the age of 3. His father later married another Melets Chulym woman who had also been married. They had mutual children, too. The father of Aleksandr, Fedor, was a very respected man among the community. He is said to have been a wonderful story-teller. He knew many folklore features (tales, legends, songs, rhyme-songs, etc.). Aleksandr tried to remember some of them, but failed to remember quite a number. In the Soviet times, Aleksandr worked on a boat on the Chulym River. In the 1970s he moved to the village of Pasechnoye. After the collapse of the Soviet Union, there was no work, and the family had a hard time surviving. In 1979, Aleksand married Tatyana, an ethnic Russian who came to Pasechnoye to work as a primary school teacher. She was born in another district of the Kransoyarsk Territory. She arrived in Pasechnoye by a small airplane and was impressed by the local nature & people. Aleksandr and Tatyana had five children, two of which unfortunately passed away. Only their now-eldest son lives in the village. Their second son lives in the city of Bogotol, and their daughter in the city of Achinsk. All children are married and have kids of their own. Tatyana moved to Achinsk to help her daughter and her family. Aleksandr spoke Russian to his family, and the children know only a few words in Melets Chulym. He regrets not teaching them the language. Starting from the late 1990s, Aleksandr with some support by his fellow villagers, started a local community Chulym, and compelled the Chulym community to be recognized as a separate ethnic group with their own language. He also (with some help) elaborated a system of writing for his language and would write stories and wordlists in it. He tried to teach the langauge, but was first supported then denied support by the local education administration for the lack of teaching education and the Melets Chulym being off the list of foreign languages for education in Russia. Aleksand Fedorovich Kondiyakov, one of the most competent speakers of his language, passed away on 19.08.2018 in his home village of Pasechnoye. His passing is an irreplaceable loss to the social and languistic community.
Melets Chulym
born in Staro-Amocheyevo, started to speak Russian after the beginning of school education at the age of 9-10
Identifier (URI):https://lat1.lis.soas.ac.uk/ds/asv?openpath=MPI1281956%23
Publisher:Valeriya Lemskaya
Nazarbayev University
Chulym language
Chulym Turkic
Subject (ISO639):clw


Archive:  Endangered Languages Archive
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OaiIdentifier:  oai:soas.ac.uk:MPI1281956
DateStamp:  2019-04-03
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Citation: Aleksandr Kondiyakov (consultant); Valeriya Lemskaya (researcher). 2015-08-07. Valeriya Lemskaya.
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Country: Russian Federation
Area: Europe

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