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Turkish Fairy Tales: Patience-Stone and Patience-Knife

Language:
English
Genres:
Fiction & Literature, Childrens Fiction

Ignác Kúnos (originally Ignác Lusztig; 12 October 1860 – 12 January 1945) was a Hungarian folklorist, linguist, turkologist. He was one of the most avowed scientists of Turkish dialectology and folk literature. He started his career focusing on the dialectology, phonological and morphological of the Hungarian language, and at university he started interesting in Turkish philology and language. After his trip at the Orient he collected Turkish fairy tales and published it in Forty-four Turkish Fairy Tales. “Patience-Stone and Patience-Knife” is a fairy tale from the Forty-four Turkish Fairy Tales collected and published by Ignác Kúnos in 1913. Once upon a time was a poor woman who had a daughter. One day a maiden was at work near the window, and a little bird flew in and said: “Oh my poor maiden, your kismet (destiny) is with a dead person” and flew away. Will be able the poor maiden escape from this terrible fate? Is it such a bad fortune?

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