Papers of the Peabody Museum of American Archaeology and Ethnology Volume 10
This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1922 edition. Excerpt: ...large pot. The first one is placed over the hole and ashes poured around and over it, and others are inverted over this, until the pot is full, or all are used. A slow fire is kept burning under the large pot until all are well baked, then they are taken out one at a time, and while hot, melted copal is poured over them. This accounts for the glazed appearance characteristic of this pottery. The various designs used in the decoration of the pottery must have had some symbolic significance in the beginning, but at present no one seems to know the symbolism. They say they have always used these forms. Similar designs are used in making their bead necklaces, in painting their cushmas, and in decorating their paddles, tobacco pipes, etc. The rough pottery is used for ordinary cooking purposes; the small bowls, for dipping food and drink from the larger pots; the larger bowls, for passing drink to guests; the larger jars with short necks, for carrying and storing water; and the largest of all are made primarily to hold the intoxicating drink used at the puberty ceremony for girls, and later used for storage purposes. The largest of these chicha jars so far reported is one in the University Museum, Philadelphia, collected by the author in 1914, which is four feet two inches across, and three feet high. Grammar. The plural is formed by adding ' bu ' to the singular: dog, otciti; dogs, otcitibu; parrot, wawa; parrots, wawabu. The masculine adds 'embu' to the singular or plural, and the feminine adds 'aibu'; dog, otciti; dog, m., otcitembu; dog, f., otcitaibu. The conjugation of four verbs, be, speak, live, and bring, follows: TO BE, UNANKU PRESENT IMPER1-'Ec'r Singular Plural Singular Plural 1 iadiki...
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