The Emergence of the Monkey

El Surgimiento del Mono

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Subject LanguageIxil
Language PID(s)ailla:119533
Title [Indigenous]Itchej Txoo u K'oy
Language of Indigenous Titleixl
TitleThe Emergence of the Monkey
Language CommunityChajul
Place CreatedAcademia de Lenguas Mayas de Guatemala, Pulay, Quiché, Guatemala
Date Created2016-09-29
Description [Indigenous]Tul uva’ tchej txoo u k’oy nik tal u q’esla q’es, ti’ kuxh tzaqatzi’l chij ib’ensatib’ naq va’l u kumol tan iya’tab’ej inq’a xaol a’ chij snaaya, ej kamyichetzxh vet naq chij tzaqatzi’l tul b’en ja’ naq vi’ va’l u tze’, tul exetz ileq naq a’, ye’etz ku’ vet ul naq chij vi’ u tze’ pet vi’aq tze’in kuxh vet naq chij tan k’oyich vet naq, aatetz nik talax chij stej, k’ot jaq’ aq’ab’ chich e’lij chij tul nik ib’ane’ tan xaolxhte chij, echetz vet itchejej chij u k’oy.
Language of Indigenous Descriptionixl
DescriptionThe gentleman says, when the monkey emerged, it was because in the past there was a great drought; there was no water. One of the inhabitants said, I will go to look for water in the mountain. He managed to leave and climbed a tree. There, he found water, but he did not climb down from the tree anymore. Rather, he started hanging from one tree to another, because he was already a monkey. Now when people see him and they say, "Scratch under your arm," it is said that he does, because they say that it's human. That's how the monkey came about.
Source NoteIXIL-CJL-MIT-BES-2016-09-29-0046
Contributor(s) Individual / RoleEscobar, Baltazar (Speaker)
Caba Mendoza, Pedro (Creator)
Mateo Ramírez, Domingo (Transcriber, Translator)
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