OLAC Record

Title:JK explains AhTs7in_JK
Lacandón Cultural Heritage
Contributor (speaker):KM
Description:JK explains the significance of the spell, Ah ts'in 'the yucca'.
Lacandon Cultural Heritage is a documentation of the language and culture of the northern Lacandon(Maya), who live in the rain forest in Chiapas, the south-eastern state of Mexico. They number approximately 350 men, women and children, who have retained much of their traditional culture and religion. The project serves as a preservative measure against loss of the traditional knowledge, stories, and verbal performances that are central to Lacandon culture. It also serves as an interactive resource tool for linguists and non-linguists to access data relevant to their areas of interest, such as folklore, ethnobotany, cultural anthropology, etc.
JK explains the significance of the spell, Ah ts'in. Her neice, CNK, her sister, KM, their brother, KMJKBr, and KP are all present. As well as an explanation of the spell we get a conversation among the women. The text can be found in Ahts7in_JK.
Lacandon is the language used in this session. Spanish is used minimally between CNK and the Collector.
JK is the principle contibutor in this session. KP, KM, and CNK can be heard reacting to the text. KMJKBr is present but is neither seen nor heard. The only other person present is the Collector, who may be heard talking to CNK.
KM is CK Viejo's third and eldest living wife. She is the head of the household, by virtue of her seniority. She has borne ten children, all of whom are now adults and have long since moved out of the family household. She is adored by KP's grandchild, Lej. She has never left the village, except for the occasional trips to other surrounding villages, and the larger towns of Ocosingo and San Cristobal.
KP was born and raised in Naha. She was brought into CK Viejo's household when she was five years old. She was raised by her co-wife KM. She and CK Viejo had ten children, some of whom still live on the family property. She has not ventured far from Naha.
The collector of this session data is also responsbile for the collection of all of the data sessions and the whole project.
JK was born in Naha. She is KM's sister, and lives with her brother.
CNK is one of CK's daughters and the daughter of CK's third wife, KP. She was born in Naha and has lived there all her life. She still ives at home, as do most Lacandón girls before they marry (typically, at 14 years of age). She lives in a traditional household with more than mother and, her unmarried siblings, and young niece and nephew.
KMJKBr was born and raised in Naha. He is the brother of KM and JK. He is single and lives with JK.
Publisher:Suzanne Cook
University of Victoria
Ah ts'in
Lacandon language
Spanish language
Subject (ISO639):lac


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OaiIdentifier:  oai:www.mpi.nl:1839_00-0000-0000-0005-670E-7
DateStamp:  2017-02-14
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Citation: KM (speaker); KP (speaker); Suzanne; JK (speaker); CNK (speaker); KMJKBr. 2005-02-16. Suzanne Cook.
Terms: area_Americas area_Europe country_ES country_MX iso639_lac iso639_spa

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Country: SpainMexico
Area: AmericasEurope

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