Dear H-Nahuatl subscribers,
The mission of the H-Nahuatl network is to provide a simple medium where scholars interested in studying the Nahua or Nahuatl (Aztecs or Aztec language) can go to be in communication with others. The network will accept postings in English, Spanish, Nahuatl, and French. Historically the network has addressed issues relevant to understanding nuances of Nahuatl, the grammar and structure of the language. It also serves as a place where the general public can inquire about specific issues of the Nahua. Lastly, it provides a forum wherein scholars can announce their research plans and seek assistance from others in the field.
Just in case anyone was wondering what verb class "ye", "to be" belongs to, today in Tlaxcala, a certain well-respected Nahuatl speaking professor (in his book Tlahtolixcopincayotl: San Miguel Xaltipan) who used to collaborate with a certain well-respected linguist who lives in Indiana, says,
"Tollan oyec ce huei altepetl", "Tollan was a big/great city"
"Iminaltpehuan oyequeh Tenochtitlan", "Their cities were in Tenochtitlan"
Cualli xiitztocan pan ni ilhuitl,
The U of Utah/IDIEZ Summer Nahuatl Program will be held at the University of Utah from June 21 to August 1. Here is the link to the program webpage.
As many know, the sports teams at San Diego State University are the "Aztecs." With great regularity the community debartes the appropriateness of the name. This time around, they are also re-starting Nahuatl instruction:
J. F. Schwaller
H-Nahuatl list editor