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Estonian Riddles

Background: The informant is a 48-year-old woman who was born in Estonia and immigrated to the United States, and currently lives in California. She still participates in Estonian traditions by attending the “Estonian House” which is an Estonian community located in Los Angeles. Context: The folklore was collected during a scheduled zoom meeting in which… Continue Reading »

Childhood Riddles

Main Text:  Childhood Riddles  Background on Informant:  My informant is a current student who has shared with me his experiences of childhood folklore and traditions that he grew up with. In a series of interviews he has shared with me his knowledge.  Context:  He explained:  “Riddles are such a huge part of my childhood. We… Continue Reading »

English riddle

Main piece:  The following is transcribed from a riddle the informant gave the interviewer.  Informant: A pine tree grows 10 pineapples.  Interviewer: Ok.  Informant: Two of the pineapples out of the 10 fall. How many pineapples are left on the tree? Interviewer: On the tree? Or are there?  Informant: Are there on the tree.  Interviewer:… Continue Reading »

English riddle

Main piece:  The following is transcribed from a riddle between the informant and interviewer. Informant: A red guy lives in a red house  Interviewer: A red guy lives in a red house. Ok.  Informant: A blue guy lives in a blue house. Interviewer: Blue guy in blue house. Informant: yes, uhhh a green guy lives… Continue Reading »