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Among the Inuit, some songs came in dreams as the words of deceased people, so the song, even when sung for the first time, was spoken of as having belonged to someone else. Only among the Aztecs is there evidence of a tradition of identifying people specifically as creators of original poetry and preserving the corpus of poetry in their names. Whether the uniqueness of the Aztec phenomenon results from inadequate attention to the question of authorship in the history of ethnography, the early and thorough recording of Aztec poetry before centuries of contact and assimilation, or from a biological impulse emerging in conjunction with the Aztec state will never be known.
3. Initial Particles. The recurrent use of selected particles, corresponding roughly to the adverb of traditional English grammar, to mark units of narrative into lines, groups, episodes. May be repeated in different numbers, embedded, or stacked. 4. Vocalization. Modification of voice (especially timbre and pitch) or the use of specialized vocabulary to distinguish between characters. 5. Special Vocabulary. Specialized vocabulary to distinguish between characters or mark genres. 6. Repetition.
Narratives in the quliaqtuaq/qanemciq category often specify the story’s location immediately, by placename and in relation to identifiable geographical features; they also quickly identify named characters. In contrast, unipkaaq/quliraq narratives often begin with generalized locations (“there was a village by a river”) and characters. Especially in stories accounting for animal characteristics or natural features, it is common for the narrator to corroborate the story with his/her own observations.