A LO SUCU SUMUCU: RAÍCES MAYAS DEL HABLA JÍBARA (VOLUMEN II).

Morovis: Colectivo Much Ma' Ho'l, 2019. First edition. Paperback. 248p., photos, bibl., wrps. New. Item #191301
ISBN: 9781794633803

A LO SUCU SUMUCU (Vol. II): In this second volume, the Jíbaro researcher, Roberto Martínez Torres, adds new words to his collection published in its first volume (in 2018). This new list of more than 500 words (divided into four sections: General, Food, Games and Sports, and Sexuality), which he heard from his close relatives, parents, grandparents and friends since he was a child, embellish this installment. The etymological analysis of these new words is based on the findings of the Jíbaro-Puerto Rican researcher Oscar Lamourt Valentín, who proposed in the 1970s the Mayan origin of the most widely spoken language in the Antilles from the Columbian contact (1492). Martínez-Torres performs the deconstruction of the voices of Jíbara speech, which only have meaning in the Mayan language. Like all indigenous people who oppose the academic world, we have to negotiate with work and decide in which culture to express what. That is, when to speak like an academic and when to speak like a jíbaro.

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