Canela (Eastern Timbira), I: An Ethnographic Introduction.
By William H.Crocker
Smithsonian Contributions to Anthropology,
Number 33, 487 pages, 11 tables, 51 figures, 78 plates, 1990.
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The younger Kaapêltùk chided his helpers in 1958 in this manner:
Nëë Pèp mã tswa?nã nõ pal prãm naare, kwèlyapê ka ha katùt khãm më kumãm më pankêtyê kaakaa-tsà pit yaarë.
[negative-emphasis Crocker in-himself (lies, made-up-stories) any to-hear wants not, therefore you will narrowly-correctly in-that-way plural-you to-him plural forefather’s (breathing-thing, lifestyle, customs) only tell]
Pèp doesn’t want to listen to lies; therefore, you must tell him only correctly about our forefathers’ life style.
[Mr. Jack Popjes (SIL) provided the version of the sentence in Canela (checked by Yaako) and its free translation.]
FRONTISPIECE.—The younger Kaapêltùk.
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