Gwado Ayoker, Otto; Remijsen, Bert. (2013). FrancisBoywomoOpiti_Goats1, 2013 [sound]. University of Edinburgh. School of Philosophy, Psychology and Language Sciences. Linguistics and English Language. https://doi.org/10.7488/ds/38.
The Shilluk recording at the center of this item is a procedural narrative. Goats are very important to Shilluks. This short narrative shows how children take care of goats. They take the responsibility of looking after goats when they are about seven years old. The boy has to keep the goats tied down to their pegs so that they should not destroy people’s properties like crops in the rainy season. And they have to keep their places, both in the barn (lwag) or outside the lwag. During the day time, the boys herd the goats outside the village for pasture and watch the goats, so that they should not go to the fields to destroy crops. In the evening they boys herd back the goats to the village, and so on. The story tells what the boys do while looking after goats during the day. It is a wonderful world!
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