Native American Language and Culture Notes December 2, 2009 Yontii Wheeler Native American Language and Culture Notes December 2, 2009 Chac : • Sound • Sounds were used as an element of the discourse, ambient sounds are like part of the dialogue, nature communicating whatever you interpret it to communicate • Physical Appearance of characters : Lancandons looked different, had long curly hair=when describing the racial type of Native American people, it is usually said NA people have black straight hair which is what about 99% of Native Americans have, but the Lancandons have long black curly hair-anomaly, helps distinguish them from Tzeltal • Physiognomy of Mayan boy and The Diviner : boy and diviner have the traditional May-an face • Missing Scene in the Movie: Closing scene- boy and diviner are dead, and the rain comes ironically, In original film: The pregnant woman, after the rain comes, gives birth and the baby has that classic mayan profile--tradition continues and continuity is not
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