Questions tagged [uyghur-language]

Questions about works of literature that were originally written in the Uyghur language, regardless of whether they were written or published in China or elsewhere.

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Which language was the Aziz Isa Elkun poem in the forward to "Uyghur Poems" written in originally?

The forward to Uyghur Poems includes a poem that the editor and translator of at least some of the poems, Aziz Isa Elkun, wrote. It is dedicated to his mother, who he lost contact with in 2017. The ...
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Did Uyghur poets make a "strong" distinction between poetry and song lyrics?

The forward to Uyghur Poems (written by Aziz Isa Elkun) comments that In later centuries, Uyghurs continued to compose poems in order to spread news, record significant contemporary events or the ...
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Why doesn't the person that the narrator is waiting for show up in this poem by Hemirah Tohti?

The poem You said you will come by Hemirah Tohti (from Drops of Melodies) reads as follows: You sent the news that you were coming I wake up full of joy in the morning Many years have passed My eyes ...
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What does it mean for a "bad eye" to "touch" something?

The poem Dance in Heytkah reads as follows, 12th September - Kurban Eid I saw the dance of Sama In the modern world Magic mirror on the wall My beloved hometown Kashgar From ancient history fill ...
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Why are children described as "folly free" in the poem "Mothers Heart"?

The poem Mothers Heart (in Drops of Melodies by Hemirah Tohti) contains the following lines: She always thinks of her children Children play, folly free Why are children described as "folly ...
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What is the significance of the drawings in the first few pages of "Drops of Melodies"?

Drops of Melodies by Hemirah Tohti has the following images in the first couple pages of the Kindle edition: However, I don't see any attribution for these images and don't exactly understand their ...
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What is an "intermezzo from the dusky elm's trunk"?

Phone Call by Tahir Hamut (full text on Words Without Borders) contains the following line: An intermezzo from the dusky elm’s trunk fans the spirit lamp into a bonfire I'm somewhat confused by the ...
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Why does Tahir Hamut Izgil speak "the names of ants" he's known?

Reading Tahir Hamut Izgil's "Somewhere Else"*, I was confused by why "ants" specifically were brought up here: night after night one after another I spoke the names of ants I’ve ...
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