Documentation of San Jerónimo Acazulco Otomi, Ocoyoacac, Mexico
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Summary of the deposit
One of the goals of compiling this collection is to develop pedagogical tools for reinforcing and teaching the language in the community. The documentation output will consist of transcribed and translated video recordings and a dictionary of the language, which will include tales, instructions, rituals, and routine descriptions.
Our acknowledgements to the people of San Jerónimo Acazulco, especially to Benita Villalobos (†), Feliciano Soler Cesáreo (†), Felipe Roberto Sánchez Rojas (†), Fidela Hernández (†), Francisco Reza (†), Gonzalo Rubio Peña, Ignacia Juárez, José Isabel Morelos (†), José Salinas (†), Juana Guerrero, Juana Salas, Margarita Peña (†), Petra Linares, Petra Madero, Regina Campana (†), Sofía Madero, and Trinidad Beltrán. Many thanks to the ELDP and its crew for funding, curating, and hosting the project on the site.
The Otomi people of San Jerónimo Acazulco, Ocoyocacac, Mexico.
Acazulco Otomi is spoken in San Jerónimo Acazulco, Ocoyoacac, Mexico, by about 350 people. It belongs to Mexico State linguistic variant within the Otomi group of languages, which in turn belong to the Oto-Pamean branch of the Otomanguean stock (Southern and Central Mexico).
Archaisms found in the phonology and the tense/aspect/mood marking morphology make Acazulco Otomi a valuable source for studies in language typology and Otopamean historical linguistics.
The deposit contains in total:
- – 19.2 hours of recordings,
- – 16.1 of which include video.
Among these recordings:
- – 11.6 hours are transcribed,
- – and 7.5 hours are untranscribed.
Among the transcribed recordings:
- – 5.3 hours containt narrative texts,
- – 27.4 minutes contain conversations,
- – and 6 hours contain other text types.
This collection contains documentation (tales, instructions, and other text types) on the Otomi linguistic variant spoken in San Jerónimo Acazulco, Ocoyoacac, Mexico. This Otomi language (Otopamean, Otomanguean) is spoken by about 350 people near Mexico City.
Acknowledgement and citation
To refer to any data from the collection, please cite as follows:
Hernandez-Green, Nestor. 2009. Documentation of San Jerónimo Acazulco Otomi, Ocoyoacac, Mexico. London: SOAS University of London, Endangered Languages Archive. Handle: http://hdl.handle.net/2196/00-0000-0000-0002-AA48-9. Accessed on [insert date here].