ABSTRACT

Old habits are not easily forgotten : (1811) Imut" z-zejflln u mg, y~nsd si hdzzet• ~-kt81lf, "The

dancer dies and does not forget the shaking of his shoulders."

(1813) L-qritta f ?-?ta~ u S-Sdrja mk4Mla katf;ta~, "The shecat is on the roof, and the old woman with blackened eyes is dancing" (wanting to show herself as agile as a cat).