A Chorti Tale, Coyote and Rabbit: <i>Told by Lorenza Martínez</i>

John G. Fought and Isidro González

in The Ch′orti′ Maya Area

Published by University Press of Florida

Published in print June 2009 | ISBN: 9780813033310
Published online September 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780813039527 | DOI:
A Chorti Tale, Coyote and Rabbit: Told by Lorenza Martínez

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This chapter describes a Chorti tale as told by Lorenza Martínez. This tale contains Coyote and Rabbit episodes. Like other traditional tales retold by the narrator, this tale contains frequent attributions to an anonymous source who told (or retold) the story to the current teller in an indefinite past. But unlike the Chorti narratives spoken by Isidro González, the text of this tale is spoken much faster, with more hesitations that lead to restarts, and more contractions and assimilations of vowel sequences at morphological boundaries.

Keywords: Chorti tale; Lorenza Martínez; anonymous source; Isidro Gonzílez; Chorti narratives; vowel sequences; contractions; assimilations; morphological boundaries

Chapter.  5710 words. 

Subjects: Prehistoric Archaeology

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