How people came to grow old and die

Como gente vinieron a ponerse viejo y morirse

Object Details

Subject LanguageQuechua, Pastaza
Language PID(s)ailla:119502
Title [Indigenous]
Language of Indigenous Title
TitleHow people came to grow old and die
Language Community
Place CreatedPuyo, Pastaza Province
Date Created1988-03-00
Description [Indigenous]
Language of Indigenous Description
DescriptionThis is a mythic narrative. Quechua has a narrative style which is distinctive from conversational Quechua in a way that is similar to the difference between ordinary speech and speech adapted for the reading of stories out loud in English. When reading a story there are special prosodic contours used to frame the story as a special (in this case, literacy-based) performance. In the same way, Quechua myths are told with special prosodic conventions which frame the narrative as mythic. The very first line of this story has one such convention in the form of an especially notable pitched pronounciation of the word apa "old woman."
Source Note
Contributor(s) Individual / RoleNuckolls, Janis B. (Researcher)
Contributor(s) Corporate / Role

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