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  • Vladimir Boldyrev, My Well Wish to Young Kalmyks 

    Terbish, Baasanjav (Kalmyk Cultural Heritage Documentation Project, University of Cambridge, 2018-07-22)
    Vladimir says that in the past Kalmyk elders were expected to give advice to young people. He utters a well-wish: ‘May all your actions be righteous. May land be gracious to you. May you and your relatives live in health ...
  • Maria Mudzhikova, Anna Shurguchinova, A Well Wish for a Success in One's Work 

    Terbish, Baasanjav (Kalmyk Cultural Heritage Documentation Project, University of Cambridge, 2018-06-10)
    Maria and Anna say a well-wish for a success in one’s work. ‘Let your life be long. May you grow well and develop. May you live long in peace and happiness. Let your needs be fulfilled and deities protect you. Let people ...
  • Leonid Khochiev, My Well Wish to Young Kalmyks 

    Terbish, Baasanjav (Kalmyk Cultural Heritage Documentation Project, University of Cambridge, 2018-07-27)
    Leonid utters the following well-wish: ‘May our descendants live better than our generation. May you not witness bad things as my generation did. May you stay in your native land. May you live happy. May the spirits of ...
  • Ksenia Kardonova, Incantations 

    Terbish, Baasanjav (Kalmyk Cultural Heritage Documentation Project, University of Cambridge, 2018-03-31)
    When children lose their baby teeth, they are not thrown anywhere. According to custom, such a tooth should be wrapped in bread and given to a dog with the following words ‘Dog, take my bad tooth and give me a good one’. ...

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