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This chapter presents a list of 30 Soqotri texts of Corpus of Soqotri Oral Literature (CSOL). Certain texts listed in the chapter include: the faithful wife, the story of the Makon, Rehabhen of the Tribe di-Kishen, the spring of Qiso, a wise man's son, a Jinni's kiss and a wondrous palm. The texts are provided with Arabic and their English translation. The inventory of the consonantal phonemes of Soqotri is easy to establish, and their phonemic representation in transcription rarely presents serious difficulties.

Keywords: Corpus of Soqotri Oral Literature (CSOL); phonemic representation; Soqotri texts



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