Tag Archives: Mourning ceremony

Musical instruments in Baskeet: Naassa

In Baskeet, a variety of instruments are exclusively used during mourning ceremonies but never played at weddings or other happy occasions. In an earlier post, I have already described the moyza-trumpet to you, the most emblematic Baskeet mourning instrument. Today, … Continue reading

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Goat skin: A note on a (possibly) unusual lexicalisation

The lexicon In the Baskeet language, a lexical distinction is made between gamma ‘cow skin’ and shaacc ‘goat/sheep skin’, but there is no general term for ‘skin’. [Addition 15/10/2012: The terms are not related to the lexemes for ‘cow’ or … Continue reading

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Musical instruments: Bells

In Baskeet, a variety of instruments are exclusively used during mourning ceremonies but never played at weddings or other happy occasions, among them are different types of wooden and horn trumpets (see here, here and here) and two types of … Continue reading

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