DOBES Archive

Pedimiento1
The consultant tells in Spanish how people used to ask for rain by conducting a public ritual. It is public in the sense that some chosen men are sent out to a sacred spot where they perform offerings and prayers, while the community participates in the village church.
Jualaka1
One consultant points to prominent features in the landscape around the village of San Pedro Huamelula, as they can be seen from the hill of Jualaca, in the center of the village. They tell their names in Chontal or Spanish, and give some additional information. The other consultant is aiding with recording and throws in occasional remarks or translations.
Kitchen
The collector films the home of his landlady, who explains some Chontal terms of the kitchen details in the backyard. The home would become the focus of a religious feast that the landlady and her huspand sponsored in honor of the virgen de Rosario a few days later.
Mojonera1
The collector reads names from a list of mostly Spanish toponyms from the region, and the two consultants try to give their Chontal names.
Kroefges_Recording
The consultants and the collector walk along the valley and the consultants point to several landscape elements and tell their Chontal names.
Jualaka2
One consultant names the wards of the village of San Pedro Huamelula, as they can be seen from the hill of Jualaca, in the center of the village. All names are Spanish
Valley
The consultants and the collector walk along the valley and the consultants point to several landscape elements and tell their Chontal names.
Land
The consultants answer questions about how land is distributed in Huamelula in Spanish. At the end they mention some Chontal names of animals.
Geography1
The collector reads names from a list of mostly Spanish toponyms from the region, and the two consultants try to give their Chontal names.
Boundaries
The consultants are asked to give Chontal names of boundary markers that have mostly Spanish names on the maps.
Toponyms1
The collector reads names from a list of mostly Spanish toponyms from the region, and the two consultants try to give their Chontal names.
Kitchen2
The collector films the home of his landlady, who explains some Chontal terms of the culinary plants that grow in her backyard.