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Title:Types of Texts in Trumai
Organization of a Text Collection in Trumai, Aiming at its Scientific Documentation
Description:ENGLISH: Material prepared with the help of a Trumai teacher and her mother, explaining how the Trumai classify the various kinds of "texts" that they produce. For each kind, there is a name in Trumai and its native definition. For example, "DAINT'A: is the narrative of old times. DAINT'A is the myths, such as the myth of the bat, the myth of the toucan, from the times when animals were human beings. It may include humorous stories." ----- PORTUGUÊS: Material preparado com o auxílio de uma professora Trumai e sua mãe, explicando como os Trumai classificam os vários tipos de "textos" que produzem. Para cada tipo, há o nome em Trumai e uma definição nativa. Por exemplo, "DAINT'A: é a narrativa dos tempo antigos. DAINT'A são os mitos, como o do morcego, do tucano, da época em que os animais eram gente. Pode incluir mitos engraçados."
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.
Study about how the Trumai people classify the various kinds of "texts" that they produce (native classification of texts).
The material contains terms in Trumai, and explanations in Portuguese and English.
The material was prepared with the help of Speaker7 and Speaker6.
Speaker7 is a native speaker of Trumai. Her mother is Trumai, her father is Kamayurá. She is married to a Kayabi man, and has a little daughter. She is a school teacher and is engaged in the educational program that is trying to revitalize the language. Speaker7 has worked in the production of educational materials; she teaches Trumai to her students.
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, has good knowledge about mythology and about medicinal plants. 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
Studies about the Language and Culture
Portuguese language
English language
Trumai language
Subject (ISO639):por


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Citation: Speaker7; Speaker6; Raquel. 2002-07-21. Raquel Guirardello-Damian.
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