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A traditional coming of age ceremony in "buq"

 
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Silvanus315



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PostPosted: Sun Mar 30, 2008 2:16 am    Post subject: A traditional coming of age ceremony in "buq" Reply with quote

I'd like to share a short description of the religion of the "buq" people, one of my concultures, plus an example of a coming of age ceremony in "buq".

The earliest recorded buq texts portray a polytheistic faith, but relatively early on, monotheism dominated. Much emphasis was placed on internal spiritual journey, as well as duty to the tribe, and love of relatives. This is reflected by the rites in a buq coming of age ceremony (done to the accompaniment of drumming):

Tribal Priest: (raises hands) daainguŠaarbooaang:Rooaang/

Recipient: (kneels) !° dooinguŠaarbooaang:Rooaang !°

(drumming stops and priest turns over hourglass. All present sit and meditate until hourglass runs out (app. Five min.))

Tribal Priest: (raises hands) daainguŠaarrangibooaaŮ/

Recipient: (kneels) !° dooinguŠaarrangibooaaŮ !°
(same as before: drumming stops, meditation)

Tribal Priest: (raises hands) daa!nguŠaarbaaoong/

Recipient: (kneels) !° doo!nguŠaarbaaoong !°
(meditation)

Tribal Priest: (raises hands) daa!nguŠaaraRooang/ (for boys) OR daa!nguŠaarabooang/ (for girls)

Recipient: (kneels) !° doo!nguŠaaraRooang !° (for boys) OR !° doo!nguŠaarabooang !°

(meditation)

Tribal Priest: (raises hands) daainguŠaarraad/ (walks aside)

Recipient: (walks up to altar and kneels) !° raad- dooinguŠaardaa- daaraaddoo- !° raad (turns to priest) !°- dooinguŠaarraad !°

(all meditate for three turns of hourglass)

Tribal Priest: daa?rangibooaaŮ.

(the priest then anoints the recipient with water from the villageís holy well, and presents the recipient with a brass ring inset with the villages stone.)

The above is a brief description of a coming of age ceremony from the Rookhinyooř tribe, but it is an almost universal ceremony among the buq speaking people.

Clicks in the ceremony(in Z-SAMPA): !° = /;/, / = /t_!/, : = /m_!/, ! = /t'_!/, ? = /c_!/.
Others: R = /r\/
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langover94



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PostPosted: Sun Mar 30, 2008 8:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Translation?

I can't really say much about it because I can't understand it. But the ritual aspects look ok.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 08, 2008 9:44 pm    Post subject: Re: A traditional coming of age ceremony in "buq" Reply with quote

Silvanus314 wrote:
(drumming stops and priest turns over hourglass. All present sit and meditate until hourglass runs out (app. Five min.))
---CUT---
(all meditate for three turns of hourglass)
This is more like an egg-timer than an hourglass. Same principle; different amount of sand.

Meditating for five or fifteen minutes is probably OK.
Meditating for three hours? No teenage boy would sit still that long.
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