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Flourishing despite circumstance – Mexican Proverb

Main Piece: “El que es perico donde quiera es verde.” Transliteration: The one that is a parrot wherever he wants is green. Translation: Someone that is bright will flourish despite any circumstance he might find himself in. Background: Informant Nationality: Mexican Location: Guadalajara, Mexico Language: Spanish  Context and Analysis: I asked my Informant, a 74-year-old… Continue Reading »

Lilli Lilli Auzak: Farsi nursery rhyme and hand game

Context: The informant is a grandmother of 8 whose parents were originally from Afghanistan but settled in Pakistan. She also lived in Saudi Arabia for many years and has a working knowledge of Farsi, Arabic, and Punjabi along with her native Urdu. The following nursery rhyme is one in Farsi that she and her siblings learned… Continue Reading »