Deer-breeding

Do you have reindeers?
Орочи-гу бихинни?

Orochi-gu bihinni?

I have some.
Бихин муннэкэн.

Bihin munneken.

Do you have saddle deer?
Угучакис бихин? Учакис бихин?

Uguchakis bihin? Uchakis bihin?

Yes, this one — without antlers.
Бихин, иее ачин. Бихин, эр — иее ачин.

Bihin, iyeye achin. Bihin, er — iyeye achin.

Do you have she-deers?
Нямил бихи?

Niamil bihi?

Of course, I have.
Тэдегдэ бихин.

Tediegde bihin.

Is your saddle deer foremost?
Угучакис нёгут?

Uguchakis niogut?

No, foremost is my stag.
Эчэ, сирув нёгугит. Сирув нёгут.

Eche, siruw niogugit. Siruw niogut.

Are you going to take part in racing on deers?
Си хуктывунду гукчандиӈас?

Si huktiwundu gukchandiŋas?

Yes, i'm going.
Э, гукчандиӈав. Э, хукдывунду гукчандиӈав.

E, gukchandiŋaw. E, Huktiwundu gukchandingaw.

Where are you going to wander in summer?
Иду дюгадиӈас?

Idu diugadiŋas?

My letnik (summer place to wander) is on the Gonam river.
Гонамду дюгадякив.

Gonamdu diugadiakiw.

Is there reindeer moss around this river?
Эр бира дуннэлин лавуктачи?

Er bira dunnelin lawuktachi?

No, it isn't. [Becose] they dig for gold there.
Эчэ, алтанма силкивкил эду.

Eche, altanma silkiwkil edu.

Authors

Anna Myreeva

Galina Varlamova

Alexander Varlamov

Voiced by Galina Varlamova

Translation

Translated from Russian by Rustam Yusupov

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Notice

Authors have made this phrasebook close to real language spoken by Evenks living in Yakutia (on the north-east of Russia). Some words can be written not as prescribed by the rules of literary Evenk language. Some words can be written different in different cases. However all phrases of the phrasebook are well-understood by all Evenks living in Russia.