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Mongolian euphemisms and taboos. Animals and hunting

This article looks at euphemisms and folk beliefs in the semantic field of animals in
traditional Mongolian culture, among them wolf, bear, snake, fox and marmot. Sources of the
article include materials collected by the authors during annual fieldwork in different parts of
Mongolia. We would like to propose a series of papers devoted to the studying of euphemisms
and word taboo in Mongolian language and culture, and this article is intended to start a num-
ber of publications.