Wao Tededo Language Materials

 

Rival, Laura.  Trekking through History: The Huaorani of Amazonian Ecuador. Columbia University Press.  New York: 2002.

Robert Wasserstrom, Waorani Warfare on the Ecuadorian Frontier, 1885–2013.  
Journal of Latin American and Caribbean Anthropology, November 2016, Vol.21(3), pp.497-516.

Las 100 últimas tribus felices del mundo  El Pais, 12,27,2018
Waorani polity

Ore Nenquimo, "Fishing for pirañas in the kapok harvest."  https://youtu.be/uZZt-EeLc80  YouTube video.   6:36   January 20, 2019

"The Huaorani are approximately 1,800 today (they were around 600 when first contacted in the early 1960s). Hunters, gatherers, sporadic gardeners, and now occasional oil workers, they live in 27 communities dispersed within a vast, legally titled territory located between the Rivers Napo and Curaray."  Laura Rival,  Ethnos, vol. 70:3, 2005"The Attachment of the Soul to the Body among the Huaorani of Amazonian Ecuador ," p 22.

Catherine Peak, A Preliminary Grammar of Auca 1968.  

 

Camilo Tademö Wamöñe and other Waorani with Catherine Peeke, Palabras y frases útiles Castellano-Huarani

Boster, James S., James Yost and Catherine Peeke, Rage, Revenge, and Religion: Honest Signaling of Aggression and Nonaggression in Waorani Coalitional Violence.  Ethos Volume 31, Issue 4, December 2003, Pages 471-494

 

Map of the Waorani Territory

 

 

Quizlet Wao Tededo Language Exercises

Pronouns

Prepositions

From

As far as

Gobopa "I am going to    ."

Wao Tededo Vocabulary 1

Verbs (infinitive)

Pronouns and Present tense verbs

Present tense "to go"

Present tense "to eat"

Presente + durativo (-wo-) verbo ir

Past tense (verb "to go")

The past tense marker -tapa generally follows the person marker except in

the case of the first person where the person marker is inserted between the two syllables of the past tense marker.  Example

go-ta-bo-pa     I went

go-bi-tapa         You went

go-kan-tapa.      He went

go-dan-tapa       She went

go-ta-moni-pa.  We went

go-mini-tapa.      You all went

go-dani-tapa    They went

Future tense

The future tense is created by appending   -ke-person marker-impa to the verb stem as follows.

kewen-ke-bo-impa.  I will live.

kewen-ke-bi-impa.   You will live.

kewen-ke-ka-impa.   He will live.

kewen-ke-da-impa.   She will live.

kewen-ke-moni-impa.  We will live.

kewen-ke-mini-impa.    You all will live.

kewen-ke-dani-impa.     They will live.

Questions about family

imperatives

Durative

Plurals-  Practice with pluralizing noun suffix -koo

Question words

Question words in simple sentences

Questions with affirmative answers using present tense in 3rd pers. sing. 

Questions with affirmative answers using present tense in 3rd pers. plural. 

Questions and answers about family

Questions about family with "ekana inga" (who is) + possessive pronouns 

Kinship terms

Adjectives

Place: going to, coming from

Edible ground mammals

Edible diurnal tree mammals

Numbers

Wao Tededo River Names

Humberto Awa.   https://youtu.be/aE4mBZMpAfw   Youtube video   5:24  January 23, 2019.

https://youtu.be/cyZOacjR_vQ  YouTube video   10:58

Yiro Caiga.  "On the Origin of White-Lipped Peccary."  YouTube video recorded by Tod Swanson.  Subtitles in Spanish and Wao Tededo  https://youtu.be/RyR5RT_peaY

https://youtu.be/Xr1o6XWUh-Y   YouTube video.  5:19

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