A Prayer Above a Deceased Person

Una Oración Encima de un Muerto

Object Details

Subject LanguageIxil
Language PID(s)ailla:119533
Title [Indigenous]Natchkula'm tiib'aj Kamna'q
Language of Indigenous Titleixl
TitleA Prayer Above a Deceased Person
Language CommunityChajul
Place CreatedCementerio Nebaj, Nebaj, Quiché, Guatemala
Date Created2016-11-02
Description [Indigenous]U yol nik ib’an u loq’ola ixoq tiib’aj vikamna’q, nik tale’ kam ni b’an vi’ vikamna’q, atz jab’il ni koj tiib’aj, atz nik tal inuqul uva’ kam sti’il nik ib’ane’, atz nik inatchk’ulan tiib’aj, tan alelkaj chij ta’n vib’aal tuch’ itxutx uva’ le’ b’en ikojaj atz la’ b’en taq’kaj va’l ikantela tul uva’ kamna’qich vete’ tul a’etze uva’ ni b’ane’, atz nik taq’ ta’n tiuxh ti’ u totzotz, vitx’ava’ ti’ u tx’aqa’m uva’ taq’kaj inq’a iq’esal stej.
Language of Indigenous Descriptionixl
DescriptionThe sacred words that this noble grandmother says above her deceased are explained: what she does on top, and why she is cleaning. Then she raises a prayer, because the parents told her before they died, that they had to keep vigil, and to leave candles of thanks over them when they are dead. And that is what the lady is doing, and she offers her thanks for the land and the house that her parents left her as an inheritance.
Source NoteIXIL-CJL-CER-MLI-2016-11-02-0052
Contributor(s) Individual / RoleCaba Mendoza, Pedro (Creator, Transcriber, Translator)
Mateo Ramírez, Domingo (Creator)
Laynez Ijom, Manuela (Speaker)
Contributor(s) Corporate / Role

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