Acta Universitatis Carolinae: Philologica (Dec 2019)

Sami Texts From Kemi Sápmi Recorded by Jenny and Samuli Paulaharju

  • Michal Kovář

Journal volume & issue
Vol. 2019, no. 3
pp. 39 – 44


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Among the folklore texts collected by Jenny and Samuli Paulaharju in the 1920s and 1930s there are a few Sami texts from the area of Kittilä and Sodankylä. The texts are partly macaronic Finnish-Sami, only one or two might be considered authentic Sami. However, due to their small extent it is questionable whether it can be regarded as Kemi Sami, the language that has been believed to disappear about 200 years ago.