|Definition||The call of a machin trying to get attention from its human owner|
|Pronounced with a higher than normal voice pitch. May be accompanied by beat gestures.|
|Transcription||ɲukata. Tɕiɾiiis tɕiɾiiis wakaɕa ɲuka kajawni Martin! Martin!|
|Translation||To me he's crying chirisss chiriss (And then) I call (to him) Martin! Martin!|
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Luisa Cadena describes how a domesticated spider monkey calls out to her, and how she in turn responds by calling out his name Martin.
Nuckolls, Janis and Tod Swanson. 2023. chiris. The Quechua Ideophonic Dictionary. Online: https://quechuarealwords.byu.edu/?ideophone=chiris.