By González, Hebe Alicia
This dissertation offers a linguistic description of Tapiete, a Tupi-Guarani (TG) language spoken in Argentina, Bolivia and Paraguay. Fieldwork has been carried out in Argentina, the place approximately eighty Tapiete households are settled in "Misión Los Tapietes", Tartagal, province of Salta, northern Argentina. hence, the linguistic facts and the result of this research mirror the diversity spoken through the Tapietes dwelling in Argentina. the most gains of Tapiete phonology, the nominal and the verbal morphology, in addition to the syntactic constitution are investigated. on the lexical point, a vocabulary of 2049 entries and four hundred subentries is supplied in accordance with the knowledge accrued throughout the elicitation of lexical questionnaires and texts. in particular, this dissertation investigates the expression of ownership in Tapiete, as its default marker of ownership has constructed from a practical extension of the default marker of ownership, t-, of sophistication II nouns in TG languages. additionally, yet another formalization of the alienable/inalienable competition happens, expressed in the course of the lifestyles of alternative units of 3rd individual markers.In addition, this paintings discusses the restructuring of the cross-reference approach in Tapiete. especially, it describes the inability of an overt marker of 3rd individual for verbs that belong to Jensen's Set 1, aside from monosyllabic roots, and the encoding of the 1st individual lively and inactive plural unique throughout the verbal root marked for 3rd individual, including the affixation of the TG nominalizing morpheme -ha. furthermore, the Tapiete model of Jensen's Set four individual markers differs from that of TG languages: whereas in TG languages those types are portmanteau morphemes that encode a primary individual singular or plural performing on a moment individual singular (e.g. TG oro-) or a primary individual singular or plural performing on a moment individual plural (e.g TG opo-), in Tapiete, either types encode a primary individual singular, without threat in their being interpret Read more...
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3for occurrences of this sound in other contexts. 47 ‘chili’ /e/ is an oral mid un-rounded front vowel. /heta/ [heta] heta ‘a lot’ hë ‘to go out’ awara ‘fox’ käwï ‘chicha’ huri ‘eight’ hüwä ‘black’ yoka ‘(s)he breaks’ pörä ‘beautiful’ /e/ is a nasal mid un-rounded front vowel. /he/ [he] /a/ is an oral low un-rounded front vowel. /awara/ [awaa] /a/ is a nasal low un-rounded front vowel. /kawi/ [kawi] /u/ is an oral high rounded back vowel. /huri/ [hui] /u/ is a nasal high rounded back vowel.
5. Religion At the beginning of the 20th century Protestant missionaries from Sweden and England evangelized the Chaco region in Argentina and Bolivia. Although some Tapietes were exposed to Christianity when they worked in haciendas and when they migrated to sugarcane plantations, they rejected the establishment of Catholic missions in their communities (Hirsch 2004:1-2). According to the people I interviewed, Chorotes were the first people to be converted to Christianity by Swedish missionaries.
The following chart systematizes the information offered by people I interviewed with respect to the usage of Tapiete language. 23 Ages Tapiete speaking 71 – 80 100% Tapiete and Spanish speaking Speaks Spanish and understands Tapiete Spanish monolingual from Tapiete parents 61 - 70 100% 51 - 60 91% 41 - 50 100% 31 - 40 88% 12% 21 - 30 55% 26% 18% 11 - 20 15% 42% 43% 3 - 10 3% 45% 52% 9% Table 1: Tapiete command with relation to people’s ages The chart shows the sudden adoption of Spanish by part of the population that was, up to no more than 30 years ago, Tapiete monolingual.