Pelleschi, Juan. The Mataco Indians and their language

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Part I Preliminary Introduction

Historical References


Ii The Matará People

Iii Description Of The Mataráes - Chapter 42. Year 1591.

Iv The Mission To The Frentones, Time Lost And Other Matará Matters.

V What Father Techo Says



Viii What Father Lozano Says

Ix The Description Of The Mataguayos Etc. Continues

X More On The Matarás And Tonocotés

Xi What Father Machoni Says About The Tonocotés, Date Of Writing: 1732

Xii What Abbot Jolis Says In His Account Of The Chaco

Xiii What Abbot Hervás Writes Regarding The Tonocotés






Xiv Some Observations On The Previous Chapter

Xv The Mataguayos

Xvi Some Observations On The Previous Chapter

Xvii What Father Cardús Has To Say About The Matacos, Mataguayos, Etc.

Xviii Observations On The Preceding Chapter

Xix What Father Doroteo Giannecchini Has To Say Regarding The Noctenes And Other Mataco Tribes

Xx Geographic Distribution Of Mataco-type Nations

Xxi Ethnology Of The Mataco-tonocoté Nation Or People

Xxii The Language Of The Matacos

Xxiii Regarding The Names Tonocoté, Mataco And Mataguayo


The Mataco Indians And Their Language

Part One

Chapter I Geographic Situation

Chapter Ii Physical Characteristics Of The Matacos

Chapter Iii Some Ethnic Characteristics

Chapter Iv The Indian Women

Chapter V Marriage Customs

Chapter Vi Fermented Beverages

Chapter Vii Wars

Chapter Viii Religion

Chapter Ix Religion (continued)

Chapter X The Cult Of Graves

Chapter Xi Doctors

Chapter Xii Social Matters

Chapter Xiii Social Matters (continued)

Chapter Xiv Social Conditions (continued)

Part Two An Attempt To Compile A Grammar Of The Mataco Tongue.

I Origin Of This Section Of The Work. In Honor Of Juan María Gutiérrez

Ii Beginnings Of The Work. Particulars Of A Personal Nature.

Iii Phonology

A. Confusion Between K. I. Ch, Etc.

B. Confusion Of L And R, Etc.

C. The Letter “d” And Its Variations

D. B, D, F, G, P, T, Joined To The Semivowel L.

E. Vowels And Diphthongs.

F. Sounds Foreign To The Spanish Phonetic System.

Chapter Iv Of Words And The Manner Of Their Formation

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Chapter Vi Some Curious Cases Of Onomatopoea And Sound Similarities.

Chapter Vii Gender, Number, Case, Syncopation. Article?

A. Gender

B. Number

C. Case

D. Syncopation

Chapter Viii Regarding Negative Forms

Chapter Ix Regarding Adjectives

A. Their Usage

B. Regarding Comparatives

C. Regarding The Superlative

Chapter X Regarding Numerals

Chapter Xi Pronouns And Pronominal Particles ( 1 )

A. Personal Pronouns

B. Pronominal Particles

C. Demonstrative Pronouns

D. Interrogative Pronouns

E. Reflexive Pronouns

Chapter Xii Regarding Verbs

A. General Observations

B. Regarding Tenses

C. Regarding Personal Flections

D. Regarding Reflexive Verbs

E. Regarding Verbs In General

Chapter Xiii Regarding Adverbs

Chapter Xiv Regarding Prepositions

Chapter Xv Regarding Conjunctions

Chapter Xvi (conclusion)

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Author: Author's name as listed in Library of Congress records

Title: The Mataco Indians and their language

Published in: if part or section of a book or monograph Boletin del Instituto Geográfico Argentino -- Vol. 17 and Vol. 18

Published By: Original publisher Boletin del Instituto Geográfico Argentino -- Vol. 17 and Vol. 18 Buenos Aires, Argentina: Imp. 'La Buenos Aries'. 1897 [1896]. HRAF MS: 1-111, 1-193 p. [original: Vol. 17 - p. 559-622; Vol. 18 - p. 173-350]

By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication [by] Juan Pelleschi. Introduction by Samuel A. Lafone Quevedo

HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.: Human Relations Area Files, 1997. Computer File

Culture: Culture name from the Outline of World Cultures (OWC) with the alphanumberic OWC identifier in parenthesis. Mataco (SI07)

Subjects: Document-level OCM identifiers given by the anthropology subject indexers at HRAF

Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document This work was originally published in Italian and reorganized and expanded with the assistance and approval of the original author for its appearance in Spanish. The introduction presents commentary on and quotation from various early writers on the Mataco and near-by tribes; this part is largely historical in nature with brief notes and summary statements on the cultures encountered by the early missionaries in the area. The second section, by Pelleschi, is on the Mataco culture with occasional reference to other tribes or to the culture of the general area. The author includes chapters on geography, physical and ethnic characteristics, the appearance and activities of the women, marriage and birth customs, fermented beverages and the use of various plants, warfare, religion, funeral practices, native doctors, and 'social matters' -- the latter consisting of brief notes on many aspects of the culture. The third section, or Part Two of the main text, consists of Pelleschi's analysis of his notes on the Mataco language. He includes observations on the grammar, phonology, vocabulary and semantics of the language, but his treatment is that of a careful and interested observer rather than one trained in linguistics.

Document Number: HRAF's in-house numbering system derived from the processing order of documents 1

Document ID: HRAF's unique document identifier. The first part is the OWC identifier and the second part is the document number in three digits. si07-001

Document Type: May include journal articles, essays, collections of essays, monographs or chapters/parts of monographs. Monograph

Language: Language that the document is written in English translation from Spanish

Note: Translation of: Los Indios Matacos y su Lengua.|The original Spanish text is not included Translated from the Spanish for the Human Relations Area Files by Sidney Muirden.|Pages 275-350 of the Spanish text consist of a Mataco vocabulary that has not been translated into English

Field Date: The date the researcher conducted the fieldwork or archival research that produced the document ca. 1875

Evaluation: In this alphanumeric code, the first part designates the type of person writing the document, e.g. Ethnographer, Missionary, Archaeologist, Folklorist, Linguist, Indigene, and so on. The second part is a ranking done by HRAF anthropologists based on the strength of the source material on a scale of 1 to 5, as follows: 1 - poor; 2 - fair; 3 - good, useful data, but not uniformly excellent; 4 - excellent secondary data; 5 - excellent primary data Civil Engineer-5

Analyst: The HRAF anthropologist who subject indexed the document and prepared other materials for the eHRAF culture/tradition collection. George R. Bedell ; 1959

Coverage Date: The date or dates that the information in the document pertains to (often not the same as the field date). not specified

Coverage Place: Location of the research culture or tradition (often a smaller unit such as a band, community, or archaeological site) Argentina and Bolivia

LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings Mataco Indians


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