Sunday, July 16, 2017

the ologies (anthropolgy, archeology, etc.) / los ologios (antropología, archeología, etc.)

The Zapotec
They say the Zapotec language is departing, / that no one will speak it anymore, / it died, they say, / the language of the Zapotecs.
The language of the Zapotecs will be taken away by the devil, / now the cultured Zapotecs only speak Spanish.
Ay, Zapotec Zapotec that which you least value, / you don’t know how much your mothers love you.
Language that you give me to give life, / I know you'll die the day the sun dies.

Painting on t-shirt by Jean Foss, Oaxaca, Mexico, 2017.