Everything you every wanted to know about "ye", but were afraid to ask.


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,


New Pictorial in the Library of Congress

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:


CFP: Northeastern Group of Nahuatl Scholars Meeting at Yale, May 2018

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.


Nahuatl Documents:

Cal State - San Diego Aztecs Discussion

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:



J. Schwaller




Upcoming Nahua Symposium--the best for a long while

From: Jerry Offner <ixtlil@earthlink.net>

[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


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