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Warming Your Hands With Moonlight: Lavrung Tibetan Oral Traditions and Culture

January 20, 2012

http://www.plateauculture.org/writing/warming-your-hands-moonlight-lavrung-tibetan-oral-traditions-and-culture
Lavrung is a little studied Qiangic language spoken by a small group 
of Tibetans in Rangtang County, Aba Tibetan and Qiang Autonomous 
Prefecture, Sichuan Province, China. This work provides the first 
monographic introduction to Lavrung Tibetans and their language and 
culture, focusing on the use of trilingual (Lavrung, Chinese, and 
Tibetan) figurative speech in villagers' everyday discourse. 
Background on local oral traditions, including folktales, riddles, 
work songs, and secret curative chants, is also provided. A 
Lavrung-English word list, fifty-six full-color photographs, and 
several maps showing the location and distribution of Lavrung-
speaking communities are also included.

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