Another Greek/Latin buff?
Actually, a little accidentally, and partially because of studying about Mexican natives, lol.
One of the reasons the Catholic priests translated the Nahuatl word teotl for god was because they thought it was similar to the Greek word "teos", but the Spanish word, which is Dios, is obviously Catholic which most likely would have been Romans rather than Greek. Thusly, by piecing these together, I came to the conclusion that if "classical" Homer were to write "god" rather than Zeus in such a generic way, he would have most likely used the letter Tau for the first letter rather than Delta. As well as taking that into effect, the Acting-Mexican-Conquest Spanish would have written more closely toward the Greek spelling than any Roman spelling, so Teos (Tau-Epsilon-Omicron-Sigma) would have been a more approximate spelling than Dios (Delta-Iota-Omicron-Sigma). (At least that's what I think)
And I was wrong again!
Tzotzil, eh? I have a textbook on some Mayan dialect or another. I'll have to look it over some day. And I do like the pdfs for Tzotzil, if only they were still in (cheap) book form. I'm old fashioned, and like physical copies of stuff (though I will cave when presented with no other option, provided interest is high enough).
I got bloody lucky my wife bought me the Tzotzil dictionary for my birthday, I've even got a book on Mayan Hieroglyphics too, AND I WANT THE SECOND BOOK TOO...THE CODEX BOOK, DAB NABBIT...WAAAAH...LOL.
Also, the underlined
word says it all. These books are expensive as hell. I see Nahuatl books are coming down in price, which there's more materials than there used to be. About one million or a few less or more Mayan speakers and materials are rare and almost impossible to find, but that's what we get for having "likes" or "interests" in the "extreme" exotics, lol.Tzotzil
oy li vo'kot jmise.exists the 5-four legged animal my cat
ᎯᏍᎩ ᏪᏌ ᎬᎩᎧ. (hisgi wesa gvgika)5 cat I have them living thingsTzotzil
Mi naka ta Unidos Estados li vo'ote?If dwells in United States the you?
ᎠᎹᏰᏟᏍ ᎯᏁᎳ?America? You liveDo you live in the U.S.?