Wedding algys in the system of Yakut oral folk arts: the structure and functional value

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Key words
ceremonial poetry, algys, a wedding ceremony, composite structure, functional value, a semantic part, the patron, a deity, the reference, an entertainment, the request, the addressee, the sender
Dmitriyeva O.

In the article the wedding ceremonial poetry of Yakuts (algys) in a context of familyhousehold folklore is considered. Materials and publications on wedding algys are analysed, their composition structure and functional value are revealed. Semantic parts of algys, traditional beliefs of Yakuts reflected in wedding algys are studied.