Tag Archives: Farsi


Nowruz

Main Piece: The following conversation is transcribed from a conversation between me (HS) and my co-worker/informant (MK). HS: So can you tell me about the Persian New Year? MK: Of course! So we celebrate the beginning our our spring as the beginning of our new year. We call it Persian New Year or “Nowruz,” which… Continue Reading »

“Two in the air, four on the ground…” – Farsi Riddle

Description of Informant MV (79) is a retired engineer, chess master, and violinist from Tehran, Iran. At 19, he came to America to study at Ohio Northern and remained in the states for his adult life (Missouri and California). While in Iran, he lived a very traditional life under religious parents; this continues to influence… Continue Reading »

“What should I say, if saying nothing would be better?” – Farsi Proverb

Description of Informant MV (79) is a retired engineer, chess master, and violinist from Tehran, Iran. At 19, he came to America to study at Ohio Northern and remained in the states for his adult life (Missouri and California). While in Iran, he lived a very traditional life under religious parents. He has embedded many… Continue Reading »