Thursday, February 15, 2007
Thursday, February 01, 2007
Ho to speak Mopan
How to speak Mopan.
We I grow up in the mopan maya ethnic group. My parents are also speak mopan Maya. Mostly maya speaking language people are found in
Tub a bakaa’- where are you going.
co’ ox ti sut – lets go and visit. If you see in this sentence x is pronounce as sh .
Huu’m- book g’aan – String Na _ house tienda_ shop. Masca_machete
If you see here some words are Spanish.
miis-broom che’_ tree Ha’_water china_ orange ch’iich’_ bird lapis_ pencil
pota_ cup arus_ rice wa_ tortilla bu’ ul’_ beans cash_ chicken pato_ duck ik- pepper winik _ Man Ch’up_ woman(lady) baat _ ox ch’uum_ chocho jabon _soap pempem_ butter fly saak’_ grasshopper kab _honey bee chibo _ sheep Wacax _ cow
utzil _poor plato_ pate cuchara _ spoon pol_ head C’u _hand ok_ foot
esqula _ school Shush _ bee
If you want to lean to speak mopan try and pronounce these words and sentence.
Thursday, January 25, 2007
there are three maya in
Wednesday, January 24, 2007
My name is john Pop attending Tumul K'in high school. on my two days of my holiday I went with my brother to help him to chop under his cocoa patch we went at about eight o’clock in the morning because it was raining my two brother came along and my father too came with us we chop for about two hours when my brother called my father he say that he saw a big poisonous snake we hurried to the snake we saw the snake under the small bushes my father told us to get a big stick we get the stick . My father told us not to come any closer because its dangerous so we make sure no dog goes near the snake because if the get bite by the snake they will surly die. when we got the stick my father knocked the snake on its back an the snake never went away. when the snake was completely dead my brother measure it its about five feet. My brother told us that the snake was a few feet away from him he saw the bush moved and he tried to see what makes it move when he is getting closer the snake jumped and he got very frightened. my brother threw the snake in the bush. we chopped for about thirty min after that then we went home to eat for lunch. When we got home we eat and then we rest this happened to us on Saturday and un Sunday we all went to church. in the church there are many good news of God that is been spread to all people when the church is over we all walked home together with all my family. in the afternoon we eat for lunch then I went to give some water to my horse. then after that we get our machete and our dogs and went along with my brother to take a walk in the bush. I took my slingshot with me along because I like to stone small bird with it. When there is nothing more that we can do we got home to prepare to go to the church in the evening along the way we met some friend that told us to go and play foot ball but we told then that we don’t play foot ball we only agreed to watch then play. Some times we got tired of watch then we took a walk around the school compound after that we get to church and roll home we also go and watch television along the way there we enjoy watching. When the movie is over we go home to eat for dinner. after dinner we go to bed. to dream and enjoy the night, that’s all I do on my two days holiday thanks then we are told by our teacher to stop so we just have to do so as we are told bye. I will write more next time.
Thursday, January 11, 2007
Tumul K'in Information
Name: John Pop Class: 2nd Form
School: Tumul K’in Date: 10th/1/07
On my three weeks holiday I helped my father to chop for the beans patch and helped him pant it. We start to chop about 7am and finished about 3pm. My 3 brother also comes along. Some times when we finished early we cut some fire wood to take home. When we reached at home we take our rest or some times we listen to nice music or we even play some game.
What I do on Christmas day
On Christmas day I and my family went to church. In church there are some nice songs that I herd. After they to sing the Pastor started to preach some good news of God. When the church is over the pastor told the people that every body is invited to eat in the church kitchen. I and my brother went to eat; we ate rice, beans with chicken. When every thing is over we went home to bar B Q our chicken that we had season the day before Christmas. My father invited my brother and my sister that have their own family to come and celebrate the Christmas with us. We started the fire and when there is enough coal we put it under the grill. When every thing was cooked and the flour tortilla is ready my mom served our food and I eat happily with my family. When every thing is over I feel happy because I want to see my friend at Tumul K’in. I spend my Christmas and my New Year holiday very perfect. I hope you did spend your one happily.
Wednesday, November 01, 2006
Story about Tumul K'in.
My name is John Pop, I live in the beautiful village in San Jos. I am14 years old and I am attending an Agriculture school in Blue Creek called Tumul K’in it is located in Toledo the door is open for young student who are interesting. I love to play football and volleyball. I also love to watch action movies. here in Tumul K’in I am learning a lot both practically and theory. I love this school because there’s a lot that it can offer us.
Each class has something to do during practical, the first year deal with the sheep and gardening. The second formers deals with the poultry production and pigs. the third years deals with bees and they also attends wood work during practical while the fourth and the fifth year work in the food processing lab, so each class have something to do during practical which is from 6:30-9:30 am. I love practical because we see and do thing with our hands because with out practical we could understand what it is really about.
This my blog we are doing this for our computer class so that people around the world could know about our story, what is going on here in Blue Creek Toledo.
Thanks John Pop.