A preliminary linguistic survey of Yucuna, an endangered language of Colombia


A preliminary linguistic survey of Yucuna, an endangered language of Colombia

Language: Yucuna (ISO639-3:ycn)
Depositor: Magdalena Lemus Serrano
Location: Colombia
Deposit Id: 0406
ELDP Id: SG0358
Level: Deposit

Summary of deposit
This project aimed at documenting Yucuna (ISO 639-3: ycn), a definitely endangered North Amazonian Arawakan language spoken in Colombia by approximately 1.800 persons. A corpus of transcribed audio recordings has been produced with the help of community members living around the Miriti-Parana River. This study constitutes the basis for a more comprehensive project whose ultimate aim is to produce a grammatical description as well as a literacy handbook to be used in a community-owned education program.

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Magdalena Lemus Serrano
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Luis Fernando tells the story of when he saw the mythological creature payumi while fishing at night

Recorded on: 2016-01-20




The speaker tells the story of his accident in the Caquetá river's rapids while sailing in a canoe full of supplies

Recorded on: 2016-01-20




Rufina talks about the accident she and her husband had while sailing through the Caqueta river

Recorded on: 2016-01-20




Luis Fernando explains how they build their houses, not traditional malokas

Recorded on: 2016-01-20




Monica explains the preparation of bitter cassava tortillas

Recorded on: 2016-01-20




Monica explains how women make ceramic pottery

Recorded on: 2016-01-20




speaker says the cardinal numbers from 1 to 20

Recorded on: 2016-01-20




Graciliano counts from 1 to 20

Recorded on: 2016-01-20




Monica explains how men do craftwork according to what her father taught her

Recorded on: 2016-01-20




Monica explains some of the traditional activities various indigenous groups in the area share

Recorded on: 2016-01-20