Nahuatl As Written: Lessons in Older Written Nahuatl, with Copious Examples and Texts

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“A volume that can be understood by students working alone, as well as by those taking Nahuatl classes. Nahuatl as Written presumes no previous knowledge of the language. . . . [It] is being issued simultaneously with Lockhart’s bilingual edition of Horacio Carochi’s 1645 Grammar of the Mexican Language. . . . The two works are complementary.”—Linguistics and Language Behavior Abstracts
“This book is clear and easy to use, providing all the essential elements one needs to undertake translation of Nahuatl documents. It transforms the effort of learning this fascinating but difficult language into an enjoyable and rewarding challenge. It is another notable achievement in Lockhart’s impressive career.”—Caterina Pizzigoni, University of London
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"A volume that can be understood by students working alone, as well as by those taking Nahuatl classes. Nahuatl as Written presumes no previous knowledge of the language. . . . [It] is being issued simultaneously with Lockhart's bilingual edition of Horacio Carochi's 1645 Grammar of the Mexican Language. . . . The two works are complementary."—Linguistics and Language Behavior Abstracts

"This book is clear and easy to use, providing all the essential elements one needs to undertake translation of Nahuatl documents. It transforms the effort of learning this fascinating but difficult language into an enjoyable and rewarding challenge. It is another notable achievement in Lockhart's impressive career."—Caterina Pizzigoni, University of London

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780804744584
  • Publisher: Stanford University Press
  • Publication date: 7/28/2002
  • Series: UCLA Latin American Studies Series
  • Edition description: 1
  • Pages: 264
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 11.00 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author


James Lockhart is Professor Emeritus of History at the University of California, Los Angeles. Among his many books are The Nahuas After the Conquest: A Social and Cultural History of the Indians of Central Mexico, Sixteenth Through Eighteenth Centuries (Stanford, 1992) and Of Things of the Indies: Essays Old and New in Early Latin American History (Stanford, 1999)
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Table of Contents

Preface
Lesson 1 Nouns, Pronouns, and Subject Prefixes 1
Lesson 2 Introduction to Verbs and Practical Syntax 9
Lesson 3 More on the Verbal Complex 14
Lesson 4 Relational Words 20
Lesson 5 Indefinite Prefixes and Deverbal Nouns 26
Lesson 6 Some Other Verb Tenses 31
Lesson 7 Yet More on Verbs 38
Lesson 8 Practical Matters 43
Lesson 9 Mainly on Nouns 51
Lesson 10 The Uses of In 58
Lesson 11 Even More on Verbs 63
Lesson 12 Some Nominal Suffixes 69
Lesson 13 Purposive Motion and Passive 74
Lesson 14 Word Order 81
Lesson 15 Some Difficult Things 88
Lesson 16 Some Crucial Particles 93
Lesson 17 Orthography 104
Lesson 18 Spanish Influence in Nahuatl Texts 117
Lesson 19 Two Real Texts 126
Lesson 20 A Stage 3 Text 133
Epilogue 140
App. 1: The Dictionaries and How to Use Them 152
App. 2 "P. 64" 163
App. 3: Selections from Texts 190
Vocabulary 207
Index 244
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