Chamacoco lexicographical supplement I

Ciucci, Luca (2013) Chamacoco lexicographical supplement I. Quaderni del Laboratorio di Linguistica della Scuola Normale Superiore di Pisa, 12. pp. 1-24.

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[Extract] Chamacoco is a language spoken by about 1600 people, whose traditional territory stretched over the Paraguayan Chaco along the river Paraguay in the department of Alto Paraguay. Along with Ayoreo, it is the only living language of the Zamucoan family. To these languages one should add Ancient Zamuco, an extinct language spoken in the XVIII century by some Zamucoan tribes present in the Jesuit missions of Chiquitos (Bolivia). Chamacoco has two dialects: Ebitoso and Tomaraho. Here I will only refer to the Ebitoso dialect, spoken by the vast majority of the Chamacoco people. A research project aiming at the description of the Zamucoan family started in 2007 at Scuolo Normale di Pisa under the direction of Pier Marco Bertinetto, one of his goals being a scientifically oriented Chamacoco grammar on which I am currenlty working (on this project, see Ciucci 2011).

The purpose of the present contribution is to systematize some lexical materials collected during my fieldwork. I will only report so far non documented words or words whose conmplete paradigm is not provided in Ulrich & Ulrich (2000) and Ciucci (2013), with respect to which the present work should be regarded as complementary. This is intended to be the first of a series of contributions for the preparation of a scientific Chamacoco dictionary which will also include the complete paradigms reported in the quoted works.

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Item Type: Article (Non-Refereed Research)
ISSN: 2038-3207
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