By Wesley Thiesen
This is often the 1st entire linguistic research of Bora, a typologically strange language spoken in Colombia and Peru, the results of 4 many years of labor one of the Bora humans. The language has an incredibly excessive variety of classifiers (over 300). those classifiers are utilized in a variety of how one can perform reference. through those classifiers, apposition is the first mechanism for developing referring expressions, instead of the extra cross-linguistically universal mechanism of constituency. additionally they offer tight intersentential harmony in discourse. The animate/inanimate contrast is pervasive, manifesting itself within the morphology, syntax, and lexicon. This quantity additionally encompasses a thorough research of Bora grammatical and lexical tone, which has a posh method of sandhi with default tone being excessive, not like the vast majority of tonal languages. The ethnographic comic strip comprises dialogue of the original Bora sign drums. This learn can be of curiosity to all concerned about typological matters, South American languages and peoples, or tone reviews. Wesley Thiesen obtained his B.A. in Anthropology from Wheaton collage in 1948. He and his spouse Eva labored for SIL one of the Bora-speaking humans from 1952 to retirement in 1998, residing a lot of that point in a Bora village. David Weber acquired his Ph.D. in Linguistics from the collage of California, l. a. in 1983. He and his spouse Diana have labored with SIL due to the fact that 1969. From 1972 to 2002 their efforts interested by the Huallaga Quechua language. He at present serves as an SIL linguistic advisor. The book's hide depicts a basket hand made through the Bora humans.
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Now it is usually made from any cloth. 7 Weaving The men gather reeds and weave baskets and sieves, both for their own use and for sale. Everyone now weaves jicras ‘ shoulder bags’ and hammocks to sell. These are made from the fibers of the chambira palm, which are twined by rolling along the thigh. 5 Dress and personal adornment The Bora now wear western-style clothing. Some o f this they purchase and some they sew themselves. Both the men and the women sew, either by hand or with a sewing machine.
The “ mother” or “ female” drum is larger than the other, so yields lower pitches. In sum, the two drums produce four distinct pitches. It takes about a month to make each drum. After the tree has been cut down and shaped externally, a hole is started with an axe near each end o f the log. Starting in these holes the log is very carefully hollowed by fire. Hardwood chips are placed in the holes and the fire is fanned with a feather fan. Every so often the charred parts are chipped out and the fire is rekindled.
8 The two ends of the log were placed on cross logs so that when the men danced up and down on it, it hit the ground with loud thuds, according to the rhythm o f the song. Once it was in place, the clan all ran to it and began to dance, the men on the log and the women on the ground facing them. The guests began coming early Saturday morning. As they arrived, they were again given a formal invitation (consisting of a small piece o f meat dipped in the tobacco syrup), after which they were taken to the communal house, clan by clan, each preceded by pairs of flute players.
A Grammar of Bora with Special Attention to Tone by Wesley Thiesen