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Offline Kxeyo

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K'iche'
« on: October 29, 2012, 09:04:12 am »
This section is probably as dead as I am. :P

Anyway, I just discovered this wonderful language by chance. Apparently it has ejectives and looks kind of...foreign to me. Almost na'vi-like. It's spoken in Guatemala and I don't really know anything about it. Does anyone know this or speak this?

The only little bit of speech I found so far:

Are’ uxe’ ojer tzij waral K’iche’ ub’i’.
Oe lu Kxeyo—

—pa'liyä maktoyu.

Actually, that would be an interesting thought; if gay Na'vi would actually mate, or just run off in the bushes for a little bum-fun!

Kxa (Open your mouth and say "Kxa") :P

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Re: K'iche'
« Reply #1 on: October 29, 2012, 03:16:46 pm »
Let this section never die! :)

Looks really interesting… Wiki (English / Deutsch) gives a few information and there is even a very recent paper in German on the situation of the language (PDF download link) and a course.

Will read it through. :)

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Re: K'iche'
« Reply #2 on: October 30, 2012, 05:53:17 pm »
Why should this section die? It's far too interesting to let it die! ::)
Oe lu Kxeyo—

—pa'liyä maktoyu.

Actually, that would be an interesting thought; if gay Na'vi would actually mate, or just run off in the bushes for a little bum-fun!

Kxa (Open your mouth and say "Kxa") :P

🐴

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Re: K'iche'
« Reply #3 on: October 31, 2012, 03:20:28 am »
I know a few researchers who've done work on K'iche, and I've done a bit myself (not on the linguistic side, though, on the XML data storage side.)  It's a pretty nifty language.

These guys, in particular, do really cool stuff that the world needs to see more of.
http://www.wuqukawoq.org/maya-culture-and-language/revitalization

Other links:
http://wals.info/languoid/lect/wals_code_qch
http://www.ethnologue.com/15/show_language.asp?code=quc

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Re: K'iche'
« Reply #4 on: November 08, 2012, 01:53:33 pm »
I'm gonna check this out, thanks. I knew linguist friends would be helpful. :P
Oe lu Kxeyo—

—pa'liyä maktoyu.

Actually, that would be an interesting thought; if gay Na'vi would actually mate, or just run off in the bushes for a little bum-fun!

Kxa (Open your mouth and say "Kxa") :P

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Re: K'iche'
« Reply #5 on: July 27, 2018, 06:20:57 am »
K'iche' is a Mayan language. The movie Apocalypto was filmed in Yukatec Mayan anguage (note: nobody can know how correct or accurate the scripting could be). I don't know how closely related the two languages are, but I noticed the occasional ejective :)

 

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