Documentation of San Jerónimo Acazulco Otomi, Ocoyoacac, Mexico


Documentation of San Jerónimo Acazulco Otomi, Ocoyoacac, Mexico

Language: Otomi
Depositor: Nestor Hernandez-Green
Location: Mexico
Deposit Id: 0214
Grant id: SG0036
Funding body: ELDP
Level: Deposit


Summary of deposit

One of the goals of compiling this collection is to develop pedagogical tools for reinforcing and teaching the language in the community. The documentation output will consist of transcribed and translated video recordings and a dictionary of the language, which will include tales, instructions, rituals, and routine descriptions.

Our acknowledgements to the people of San Jerónimo Acazulco, especially to Benita Villalobos (†), Feliciano Soler Cesáreo (†), Felipe Roberto Sánchez Rojas (†), Fidela Hernández (†), Francisco Reza (†), Gonzalo Rubio Peña, Ignacia Juárez, José Isabel Morelos (†), José Salinas (†), Juana Guerrero, Juana Salas, Margarita Peña (†), Petra Linares, Petra Madero, Regina Campana (†), Sofía Madero, and Trinidad Beltrán. Many thanks to the ELDP and its crew for funding, curating, and hosting the project on the site.

Group represented
The Otomi people of San Jerónimo Acazulco, Ocoyocacac, Mexico.

Language information

Acazulco Otomi is spoken in San Jerónimo Acazulco, Ocoyoacac, Mexico, by about 350 people. It belongs to Mexico State linguistic variant within the Otomi group of languages, which in turn belong to the Oto-Pamean branch of the Otomanguean stock (Southern and Central Mexico).

Archaisms found in the phonology and the tense/aspect/mood marking morphology make Acazulco Otomi a valuable source for studies in language typology and Otopamean historical linguistics.

Deposit contents

The deposit contains in total:

    - 19.2 hours of recordings,
    - 16.1 of which include video.

Among these recordings:

    - 11.6 hours are transcribed,
    - and 7.5 hours are untranscribed.

Among the transcribed recordings:

    - 5.3 hours containt narrative texts,
    - 27.4 minutes contain conversations,
    - and 6 hours contain other text types.



Other information
Short description This collection contains documentation (tales, instructions, and other text types) on the Otomi linguistic variant spoken in San Jerónimo Acazulco, Ocoyoacac, Mexico. This Otomi language (Otopamean, Otomanguean) is spoken by about 350 people near Mexico City.

Acknowledgement and citation
To refer to any data from the corpus, please cite as follows: Hernandez-Green, Nestor. 2009. Documentation of San Jerónimo Acazulco Otomi, Ocoyoacac, Mexico. London: SOAS, Endangered Languages Archive, ELAR. URL: https://elar.soas.ac.uk/Collection/MPI174664 (accessed on [insert date here]).

Status

Collection online
Resources online and curated

Depositor

Nestor Hernandez-Green
Affiliation: CIESAS DF

Deposit Statistics

Data from 2019 November 18 to 2019 November 18
Deposit hits:2
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JG y BV hablan de los trabajos que hay que hacer en la milpa

Recorded on: 2010-10-10




Breve descripción de los trabajos que se realizan comúmente en la milpa, como la siembra, la excavación de canales para el agua, cómo se abona, entre otras

Recorded on: 2009-09-01




RC habla de cuál era su trabajo en La Marquesa

Recorded on: 2010-07-12




TB cuenta cómo comenzó la gente a ir a vender a La Marquesa, un área turística perteneciente a la comunidad

Recorded on: 2011-01-28




IJ habla de la ciudad de México y de cómo ella no quiere ir allá

Recorded on: 2010-10-11




PLS cuenta de cómo tuvo que trabajar en México desde muy pequeña

Recorded on: 2010-11-18




JS y RC hablan de la cantidad de ahijados que tienen

Recorded on: 2010-07-12




IJ describe algunos animales del monte

Recorded on: 2010-10-11




GPR habla de los trabajos que ha realizado en su vida; se refiere a su vez de la ocasión en que tuvo que vender unos bueyes con motivo del casamiento de uno de sus hijos

Recorded on: 2009-07-01




TB habla de la celebración de la navidad en Acazulco

Recorded on: 2011-01-28