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Story: !kuppen (imitation of the sound of horses)


!kuppen (imitation of the sound of horses)


Lucy Lloyd |xam notebooks


The admiration of Bushman women for the horse. The sound of the cantering of horses imitated by them. By /han≠kass’o (L VIII.-31. 8737-8740). The women sit with a rolled up kaross between their knees and slap it making the sound of the horse.


1) See also How the Bushman women show their admiration for the horse, 2) p.8737v: the women 'play' the kaross, 2) p.8738v: how the women hold the kaross between their knees while they 'play', 3) p.8739v: the noise the kaross makes as the women slap it, 4) This story is found in Book VIII-31


|han≠kass'o (Klein Jantje) (VIII)


15 August 1879


Custom and daily life, Artefact and dress


horse (!kuppen and how women imitate their cantering by striking a kaross) , women ('a play it is, a women's play') , women (put a kaross between their legs and strike it) , women (they !kuppen and imitate the sound of horses) , !kuppen ('a play it is, a women's play') , !kuppen (how women imitate the sound of the horse by striking a kaross) , kaross (what it says) , kaross (and how women imitate the sound of a horse) , kaross (is struck when women !kuppen) , kaross (sounds like a horse cantering when struck) , kaross (women 'play' it)

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Book: BC_151_A2_1_106

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Book: BC_151_A2_1_106

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Book: BC_151_A2_1_106