Sing Without Shame: Oral Traditions in Indo-Portuguese by Kenneth David Jackson

By Kenneth David Jackson

With Transcription and research of a Nineteenth-century Manuscript of Ceylon Portuguese

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1964:14) In the "Congress on the Current State of the Portuguese Language in the World" in Lisbon (1983), Jerome Rosario recited a folkloric story in Korlai creole Portuguese. A native of Korlai residing in Bombay, Rosario two decades earlier had been Mitterwallner's technical assistant, measuring and drawing Portuguese ruins at Chaul and Korlai forts. The text of his folk tale, transcribed from the Devanagari, appears in the Congress' Actas, where it was the object of intense interest from the Portuguese public.

33. 34. 35. 36. " Depois o ministro e os soldados vêm retornando e falam ao rei que o barbeiro tem vacas, bois e búfalos e por isso fala que toda a gente no reino come e bebe fartamente. " Depois o barbeiro falou ao rei que "toda a gente morre de fome. " Depois o rei falou para ele que "quando voce come e bebe fartamente, voce fala que toda a gente também come e bebe fartamente. " De qual está o moral: não pensa que todo o mundo pensa como você. Agora a história acabou. Muito obrigado. Rosario's translation to English of the Korlai story is as follows: 1.

34. 35. 36. " Depois o ministro e os soldados vêm retornando e falam ao rei que o barbeiro tem vacas, bois e búfalos e por isso fala que toda a gente no reino come e bebe fartamente. " Depois o barbeiro falou ao rei que "toda a gente morre de fome. " Depois o rei falou para ele que "quando voce come e bebe fartamente, voce fala que toda a gente também come e bebe fartamente. " De qual está o moral: não pensa que todo o mundo pensa como você. Agora a história acabou. Muito obrigado. Rosario's translation to English of the Korlai story is as follows: 1.

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