NOT Transcribed

A collection of late-19th-century texts compiled by the German-born linguist Dr. Rudlof Lenz in different regions of Chile. These constitute some of the first real samples of authentic Mapuche speech, as earlier texts were mostly religious prose translated into Mapudungun by Jesuit missionaries. Lenz’s “Estudios” are also important as they survey a number of different dialects and provide early, fairly-detailed phonetic transcriptions, using state-of-the-art notation techniques for the period.

A full version of the material in Lenz’s Estudios Araucanos has been compiled by Belén Villena Araya and can be found at www.estudiosaraucanos.cl.