manuscript - Christoph von Furer-Haimendorf notebook fourteen
|caption:||cicada and cuckoo calls and harvesting|
(47) Bei-gui-i-lep is a cuckoo (probably hawk cuckoo) which gives the signal for the sowing of rice. |
When the lechu (a cicada) calls the millet is ripe.
When the muyak (a cicada) calls the rice is ripe.
Ming-ming-nio-ha, another cicada, calls in the evening.
Kokshang calls when the ears of the millet come out.
|text:||(48) The boys catch all sorts of cicadas and hold them in their hands to hear them sing, except Muyak, which is rarely seen. If is unlucky to see a muyak.|