Chichicastenango: A Guatemalan Village

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APPENDIX II

TERMS OF RELATIONSHIP 1
nu qau "my father", m. and w. speaking.
Used as a term of address for the eldest brother by youn-
ger brothers, if unmarried, after the death of the father, or
for the father's brother in the same circumstance. It
really means "the head of my household."
nu chuch"my mother," m. and w. speaking.
na, nana"mother" (term of address only)
nu qaubal ("in place of my father"), "stepfather."
uqap nu qau("my second father"), stepfather.
Never used as term of address.
nim nu qau"my great father", "grandfather"Term of reference. Grandfather is addressed as nu qau.
nim nu chuch"my great mother", grandmother. Term of reference.Term of address for grandmother nu chuch or na.
eq'mam"our male ancestor" (Sp. abuelito)
equ ti't"our female ancestor" (Sp. abuelita)
nu kaxel"my namesake". Reciprocal for grandparents andgrandchildren having the same name (lit. "my sub­stitute").
nu qojol"my son", m. and w. speaking.
ni mial"my daughter", m. and w. speaking.
'al"child", m. and w. speaking.
ala"boy". The usual term of address used by parents.
ali"girl". The usual term of address used by parents; also used by a husband to his wife.
nu qojolbal"my stepson" ("in place of my son")
nu mialbal"my stepdaughter"
uwi nu mam"my grandchildren", m. and w. speaking. (uwi nu mamala,"my grandson" uwi nu mam ali,
"my granddaughter").
e walkwal"my children", including sons, daughters and grand-children.
watclal"my sibling", m. and w. speaking.
nu wats"my elder sibling of my sex", i. e. "elder brother", m.speaking, "elder sister" w. speaking.
nu chaq'"younger sibling of my sex."
nu ch'ip"my youngest sibling" of either sex, m. and w. speaking.
wanap"my sister," m. speaking.
nucubal"my brother," w. speaking.
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Relationship terms are always used with the possessive pronoun.

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Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Foreword v
  • Table of Contents xxv
  • Introduction 1
  • Chapter One - Economic Life 15
  • Chapter Two - Family Life 93
  • Chapter Three - Government 154
  • Chapter Four - Fiestas 192
  • Chapter Five - Man's Fate 261
  • Chapter Six - Rituals in Text Translations 305
  • Appendix I - The Market at Chichicastenango 404
  • Appendix II 410
  • Appendix III 412
  • Appendix IV - Dances 424
  • Appendix V 428
  • Glossary 430
  • Bibliography 433
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