Monday, December 28, 2009

Merry Christmas to Teresa and I

First a vocabulary / language lesson.

Quechua ("qheshwa") is an indigenous language of the Andean region, spoken today by approximately 13 million people in Bolivia, Peru, Ecuador, Northern Chile, Argentina, and Southern Colombia. It was the official language of Tawantinsuyu, the Inca Empire.

Cielito Lindo: Cielo means sky or heaven. It is also a term of endearment comparable to sweetheart. Cielito would be "sweetie". Lindo means beautiful.

Sonqo: Sonqo means heart in Quechua, which is a language of the Incas and ancient civilizations in South America

Enquanto: means something about singing / song?? (Look here at a momma alpaca named Serenade here.)

Polo: means Polo as in Marco Polo (You can see a picture of an alpaca named Marco Polo here and here)

You guessed it. Alpacas.
Four for Teresa and I to share. I hope I got the pictures marked correctly (next post because I want to make sure the names go with the pictures I think they go with.

And I hope I remember who is whom - (will correct in another post but want to get something out here).

But there is Polo son of Marco Polo. He's a brown (not sure what the colors are called either.)
Enquanto is brown and mom is Serenade. Cielito Lindo (white) is Nancy's baby and will be a permanent guest here. (Meaning if he ever leaves, it will only be to return home to Nancy at HummingHerd Alpaca's. And Sonqo is white.

1 comment:

trh said...

They are all gorgeous creatures and I can't wait to meet them. More pics when they get to your place please?