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Title:A study on the forms [ni'de - inde - ka'ne]
Organization of a Text Collection in Trumai, Aiming at its Scientific Documentation
Description:ENGLISH: Report presented at the 'Language and Cognition Research Group' of the Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics. It is a study about the Trumai forms [ni'de - inde - ka'ne]. Manuscript elaborated in 2001, updated in 2013. ----- PORTUGUÊS: Relatório apresentado ao 'Grupo de Pesquisa em Linguagem e Cognição' do Instituto Max Planck de Psicolinguística. Trata-se de um estudo sobre as formas [ni'de - inde - ka'ne] do Trumai. Manuscrito elaborado em 2001, atualizado em 2013.
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.
Description and analysis of the forms [ni'de - inde - ka'ne].
The study is presented in English. There are examples from the Trumai language, glossed and translated into English.
The study was conducted by the linguist Raquel Guirardello-Damian. The Trumai examples were obtained in 1999 and 2000, with the consultants: Speaker2, Speaker3, Speaker4, Speaker10, and Speaker11.
Speaker2 is considered one of the best speakers of the Trumai language. He also has strong knowledge about various aspects of the Trumai culture. He has been living in the city of Canarana since 1996, because of health problems. He lives with his wife and kids. Both his parents were Trumai. Speaker2 is married to a Kamayurá woman, who also speaks Trumai. He is middle-aged, has various kids and grand-kids.
Speaker3 is a native speaker of Trumai. She lives in the Terra Preta village, in the central area of the Xingu Reserve. Both her parents were Trumai. Speaker3 lived in the Kamayurá village for many years, when she was still married. Nowadays she is separated, living with her daughter and son. She is middle-aged.
Speaker4 is a native speaker of Trumai. Her father is Trumai, her mother is Kamayurá. Since 1996 she has been living in the city of Canarana, with her family. Before, she was living in the Terra Preta village.
Speaker10 is a native speaker of Trumai. Her mother is Trumai, her father (who died when she was still a child) was Kamayurá. Speaker10 is married to a Suyá man who works for Funai. Because of her husband's job, she has lived in various locations. In the last few years, Speaker10 has been living in the city of Canarana. She is middle-aged, has many kids and grandkids.
Speaker11 is a native speaker of Trumai, but she is also fully bilingual in Portuguese. She has been living in the city of Canarana since 1997, because her father works there. Her mother is Trumai, her father is Suyá. Speaker11 has a little son.
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
Study about [ni'de - inde- ka'ne]
Trumai language
English language
Subject (ISO639):tpy


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Citation: Speaker2; Speaker3; Speaker4; Speaker10; Speaker11; Raquel. 2001-11-20. Raquel Guirardello-Damian.
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