Dear friends and colleagues,
Professor Byron Hamann (Ohio State University, Art History) will present a lecture "Moteucoma and the Seventh Omen" on Monday, February 18, at 12 - 1PM at Yale. For details see the web page:
Building on the success of "Roma" there is a new movie, "Café," that focuses on a family following the death of the patriarch in the village of in Quetzalan, in the sierra de Puebla. It is distributed by Icarus films. Many universities subscribe to their stream.
J. F. Schwaller
The notice and CFP for the Northeastern Nahuatl Conference should have been for 2019 not 2020.
J. F. Schwaller
The Northeastern Group of Nahuatl Scholars has announced the dates for the May 2019 meeting. Please save the following dates: Friday, May 10 (noon) through Sunday, May 12. Unlike previous years when meetings were held at Yale University, the 2019 meeting will be held on the campus of the University at Albany (SUNY). The deadline for proposals will be April 1, 2019. Successful proposals will be approved on a rolling basis, as space is available.
Summer Intensive Nahuatl Language and Culture Program
June 20 to August 31, 2019
University of Utah
A sharp-eyed friend pointed out that on Abe Books there is a copy of Mijangos for sale, for only $17,500.
From: "Campbell, R. Joe" <email@example.com> Subject: Re: H-Nahuatl : Question/Request regarding Nahua mathematics Date: Thu, 3 Jan 2019 22:08:56 +0000 When I looked at Chuck Lindsey's word, my first reaction was that it was probably a misprint. That was because reduplications don't repeat anything after the vowel portion of the syllable. It turns out that that generalization stands up -- in spite of the occurrence of "...tzintzin...". Andrews points out (p. 296 [at least]) that "piltzin" is lexicalized and embedded in "-tzin", so "-tzintzin"
January 2, 20197:20 PM ET
I have taken a good look at the new book Unraveling the Voynich Codex by Janick and Tucker. It argues for a Nahuatl element in the mysterious Voynich Manuscript. The proposal is very weak in my opinion, since the proposed readings of the Voynich letters produce only gibberish if read with the proposed Nahuatl values.
You can the full review at my blog (comments are welcome):