A descriptive grammar of Huehuetla Tepehua by by Susan Smythe Kung.

By by Susan Smythe Kung.

This dissertation is a entire description of the grammar of Huehuetla Tepehua (HT), that is a member of the Totonacan language kinfolk. HT is spoken via fewer than 1500 humans in and round the city of Huehuetla, Hidalgo, within the japanese Sierra Madre mountains of the important Gulf Coast sector of Mexico. This grammar starts with an advent to the language, its language family members, and its environment, in addition to a  Read more...

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Choosing a way to represent the HT vowels in my practical orthography was less problematic since there are only five that are qualitatively distinct: /i, e, a, o, u/. I chose to represent vowel length by doubling the vowel character—as in xkaan ‘water’—rather than by following the vowel with a colon—as in xka:n. This was a purely aesthetic decision on my part, based first on my principal consultant’s dislike for the vowel-colon combination and secondly on my own tendency to read a colon as in when reading Tepehua words that were handwritten.

The following examples in (4) account for all such examples in my database. I have no examples in which /q/ co-occurs with a glottalized affricate. (4) soqch 7aqtz jaqtz loqtz [sqt] [aqts] [haqts] [lqts] ‘straight’ ‘pillow’ ID: ‘sobbing sound’ ID: ‘sound of applause’ The alveolar stop /t/ is articulated as the dental stop [t5] word initially, word finally, and intervocalically, as seen below in (5). (5) a. ts’u] ‘belly button’ b. nut5] ‘heart’ c. n] ‘buttocks’ Glottalized Stops /p’/, /t’/, and /k’/ The HT /p’/ and /t’/ are phonetically closer to the implosive stops [] and [], respectively, while the /k’/ is a voiceless ejective stop [k’].

Each family has a plot of land outside the village where they grow the above-mentioned crops. During the time of my fieldwork (2000-2001), the price of coffee had dropped so low that many of the Tepehua had decided that it was not worth the effort to pick the beans from the coffee bushes. Instead many of the men found work in Tulancingo or Mexico City, and some crossed over into the United States in search of work. The people of Huehuetla are predominantly Catholic with a large protestant community, as well.

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