Dear H-Nahuatl subscribers,
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
Several outlets have covered the acquisition and digitization of a Mexican pictorial manuscript called variously the Codex Quetzalecatzin or the Mapa Ecatepec-Huitziltepec. The piece dates from the last quarter of the sixteenth century and details the descendents of Lord Quetzalecatzin.
Here is the link to the manuscript:
And to the press release from the Library:
The Northeastern Group of Nahuatl Scholars has finalized the dates for the May 2018 meeting. As in the past two years, we will be increasing the conference to include three days. Please save the following dates: Friday, May 11 (noon) through Sunday, May 13.
I had wondered about the use of the name "Aztecs" for the athletic teams of California State University, San Diego, especially when folks are more sensitive about the appropriation of culture.
The student paper ran a piece about the discussion on campus over the topic:
From: Jerry Offner <email@example.com>
[The program organizers have provided a much more attractive brochure, the text of which I have extracted here due to list limitations].
The program can be found here: http://encounters.al.uw.edu.pl/eng/first-european-nahuatl-conference---program
First European Nahuatl Conference in Memory of James Lockhart