Philippine Folk Literature, Vol. 6, The Proverbs

Philippine Folk Literature: The ProverbsDamiana L. Eugenio Philippine Folk Literature: The Proverbs is Volume VI of the author's eight-volume Philippine Folk Literature Series . The present collection focuses on the proverb—a terse didactic statement, handed down through generations, the wisdom of many and the wit of one. It ordinarily suggests a course of action or passes judgment on a situation.
This work is a national collection of Philippine proverbs—a putting together of available proverbs from allover the country, listed alphabetically, in dictionary fashion, according to the most significant word in their English translation. Thirty-six Philippine languages are represented in this collection.
As an introduction to the collection, the essay "Philippine Proverb Lore," is reprinted , to provide readers with an overview.
For each entry, the following kinds of information are given: (1) the English translation, (2) the proverb in its original Philippine language or languages, (3) language label and source (collector/collections); and (4) foreign parallels, if any. ISBN: 9715422896 This is the definitive collection of Philippine Folk Literature . Complete the series now! Vol 1 - An Anthology Vol 2 - The Myths Vol 3 - The Legends Vol 4 - The Folktales Vol 5 - The Riddles Vol 6 - The Proverbs Vol 7 - The Folksongs (soon
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