IDIEZ 2022-23 Intensive Winter Nahuatl Course in Zacatecas

THE TENTH IDIEZ INTENSIVE WINTER NAHUATL COURSE will be held in person in the city of Zacatecas from December 26, 2022 to January 6, 2023.

The two-week, 60 hour course in Modern Huastecan Nahuatl includes:
1. four hours daily of classroom instruction at the beginning, intermediate and advanced levels
2. one hour daily of conversation
3. preparation of a traditional meal from the Huasteca
4. participation in the Seventh Colloquium of Studies in Nahuatl Language and Culture

New URL for online Nahuatl Dictionary

Hello Colleagues,

The online Nahuatl Dictionary created by Wired Humanities Projects (University of Oregon) and IDIEZ (in Zacatecas) is now being hosted on Drupal, which should keep it from crashing.  We are still working to improve the searching and the display of results and adding back the Spanish and Nahuatl interfaces, but we are making good progress. As soon as we improve these things, we will resume adding new content.

Voynich Nahuatl proposal

Dear Nahuatleros

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): 

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,


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