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Inventory Summary for: Magic Acts (Speech)

We here enumerate some of the most important speech acts that intervene while performing a magic formula. These include: (a) preparatory, often implicit acts, that give conventional meanings to a number of characteristics of the gestural interactions aimed at discovering one's marital future; (b) acts of invoking, praying, commanding, promising etc. meant to ensure the cooperation of important magic auxiliaries; (c) various speech acts involved in the performance of a formula, such as saying, reciting, whispering, shouting, narrating, describing, asking questions, pursuing a dialogue, enumerating or cursing; (d) specific acts of magically "sending back" a negative charm; (e) specific acts of undoing/voiding a negative charm.

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