OLAC Record

Title:Myth: Ha Pitl Tïrïrïw
Organization of a Text Collection in Trumai, Aiming at its Scientific Documentation
Description:ENGLISH: Myth about a supernatural entity (named: Ha Pitl Tïrïrïw 'my guts are hanging'), which catches and eats people. The text was written by a Trumai student. It was later revised with the help of his mother (who is considered a good storyteller) and published in 2002. In this myth, the monster 'Ha Pitl Tïrïrïw' comes to catch two couples. One of the man wants to kill the monster and ends up being eaten by it. ----- PORTUGUÊS: Mito sobre uma entidade sobrenatural (chamada de: Ha Pitl Tïrïrïw 'minha tripa arrasta'), que pega e come gente. O texto foi escrito por um estudante Trumai. Foi depois revisado com a ajuda de sua mãe (que é considerada uma boa contadora de estórias), tendo sido publicado em 2002. No mito, o monstro 'Ha Pitl Tïrïrïw' vem para pegar dois casais. Um dos homens quer matar o monstro e acaba sendo engolido por ele.
The purpose of the project is to document Trumai, a genetically isolate language spoken in Brazil. The archive consists of a collection of texts in the language, plus other kinds of materials relative to the Trumai culture, such as photos, drawings, songs, educational materials, etc.
Myth about a supernatural entity that devours people. Text written by a Trumai student in 1996, for educational purposes.
The text was produced in Trumai. It was translated into Portuguese with the help of its author (the translation is not totally literal; sometimes it had some editing). The text was further translated into English by the researcher.
The author of the text is Speaker9. He was helped by his mother, Speaker6. The researcher helped with the translation in Portuguese.
Speaker9 is a native speaker of Trumai. His mother is Trumai, his father is Waurá. Speaker9 writes well in Trumai; he is also an artist, producing beautiful drawings and paintings.
Speaker6 is a native speaker of Trumai. Her mother is Trumai, her father (who died when she was still a child) was Kamayurá. Speaker6 is married to a Waurá man, and has many kids. She is considered a good speaker of Trumai, and has deep knowledge about mythology and about medicinal plants (she is considered a good storyteller). She is middle-aged.
Raquel is a Brazilian linguist. She has been working with the Trumai people since 1989. She has a Ph.D. in Linguistics from Rice University (Houston, Texas, U.S.A).
Documentation of Trumai
Publisher:Raquel Guirardello-Damian
Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics
Trumai tradition
Trumai language
Portuguese language
English language
Subject (ISO639):tpy


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Citation: Speaker9; Speaker6; Raquel. 2002-06-17. Raquel Guirardello-Damian.
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