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ERIC Number: ED056594
Record Type: RIE
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The Basilisk: A Chorti (Mayan) Text.
Chorti, a Mayan language spoken in eastern Guatemala, is analyzed in this paper on the basis of a story text provided by an adult native speaker. A phonological description of Chorti is presented for background information; syllables, suprasegmentals, pause groups, articulation, and phonological rules are all considered. The author presents the transcription of the narrative along with a sentence by sentence translation. Notes on the text explain various structural phenomena as well as word interpretation where necessary. A list of references is included. (VM)
Descriptors: Articulation (Speech), Componential Analysis, Descriptive Linguistics, Grammar, Intonation, Language Research, Mayan Languages, Morphology (Languages), Morphophonemics, Phonetic Transcription, Phonology, Story Telling, Structural Analysis, Suprasegmentals, Syllables, Syntax, Tables (Data), Translation, Uncommonly Taught Languages, Vocabulary
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Sponsor: National Science Foundation, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Pennsylvania Univ., Philadelphia.