Tomsk State Pedagogical University


The International Native Language Day at the Tomsk State Pedagogical University was marked by reading fairy tales of the peoples of Siberia in the Ket, Khanty, Selkup, Teleut and Chulym-Turkic languages. Students, teachers and guests of the university met at the event "Tales of Siberian Peoples over a Cup of Tea" organized by specialists of the Department of Languages ​​of Siberian Peoples, of the Faculty of Foreign Lanfuafes (FFL) of the TSPU.

"The Selkup fairy tale 'About flying elk' written in Russian by Tamara Konstantinovna Kudryashova in Ivankino village (Kolpashevsky district of the Tomsk region), was published in 1999, - says the head of Department of languages ​​of peoples of Siberia E.A. Kryukov. - The reverse translation into the Selkup language (the Narym dialect) was made and published by Irina Anatolyevna Korobeynikova in the book 'Tales and stories of Selkup Irina. Part 2'". During the event, this Selkup tale was read out loud by a student of FFL Gregory Korotkih. Denis Tokmashev, a researcher of the Turkic languages ​​of Siberia, read the Teleut fairy tale "The Clay Child", which was recorded in 1957 by his grandfather Georgy Markelovich Tokmashev, a Siberian educator and folklorist, a student of G.N. Potanin. The tale was recorded in the village Chelukhoevo (Belovo district, Kemerovo region).

In addition, in the northern dialect of the Ket language, Elena Alexandrovna read an adapted version of a fairy tale about how the mother of naughty children turned into a cuckoo and flew away. The tale was recorded in the village of Laryak, Nizhnevartovsk District, Khanty-Mansi Autonomous District. “The Bear and the Pike Jaw” is a Khanty fairy tale about the argument between the animals who of them is the strongest one, recorded in the village of Chekhlomey in the Nizhnevartovsk district of the Khanty-Mansi Autonomous Area.

The stories in the Chulym-Turkic language about why the hunters needed to tell fairy tales in the taiga, were presented  by Valeria Lemskaya, an associate professor at the Department of Translation and Translation Studies.

The event "Tales of Siberian Peoples over a Cup of Tea" was held in a friendly creative atmosphere and demonstrated only a small fracture of the linguistic and cultural diversity of our country.