***NAHUATL COURSE***

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Re: ***NAHUATL COURSE***

Postby Mizton » 2010-07-05, 0:24

Tonalti!
Here are the words you can use for those terms:

Hair barrette - Tzonxahualli
Dance Regalia - Macehualiztilmatli
Pants - There are different words depending on the region. One option, according to the dictionary would be "caltzatl", but in most regions they use the word "pantalón", taken from Spanish.
Pottery - Tepalcayotl
Ring - Matzatzaztli
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Re: ***NAHUATL COURSE***

Postby in nextic coyotzini » 2011-11-29, 17:59

No Mitzon,

Do you know the Nahuatl word for STRIPES? No mitzon, Jadis, no tepin, no citallin, yey, in nextic (with stripes), auh yehua cuica!

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Re: ***NAHUATL COURSE***

Postby Mizton » 2011-11-29, 18:11

I'm not sure about the word "stripe" per se, but I know "with stripes" can be said "tzitzicuiltic" :)
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Re: ***NAHUATL COURSE***

Postby in nextic coyotzini » 2011-12-29, 21:18

No ome mitztli, Sonny, no huet oquich mitzon, chicome, in chiltic ocelot, auh no tepin, Jadis, yey, in nextic ica STRIPES. Ican't find the Nahuatl word for STRIPES in any database.
In Spanish, this is simple: una tigritta gris, a little grey tigress. Would this be a non-existing Nahuatl word because native Aztecs has no striped animal species?

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Re: ***NAHUATL COURSE***

Postby Mizton » 2011-12-31, 15:55

I don't think so. The cacomixtle, for instance, has a striped tail. Anyway, as I said, my teacher told me it was tzitzicuiltic. Dunno.
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Re: ***NAHUATL COURSE***

Postby in nextic coyotzini » 2012-01-03, 21:03

Mitzon

Sounds good to me! No Jadis, no citallin, no cuicane in nextic tzitzicuiltic. Cenca cualli!

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Re: ***NAHUATL COURSE***

Postby IarannT » 2012-01-04, 17:10

Ximopanolti Mizton!
tell me please
tetl pronounced like [te]
maitl like [ma-ee, or may]
Ahuacatl [a-oo-aka]
is it right?

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Re: ***NAHUATL COURSE***

Postby IarannT » 2012-01-05, 14:37

niltze!
Mizton, when I want to say "28 stones" - in Nahuatl: "cempohualli ihuan chicoyei tetl" or "cempohualli ihuan chicoyei teme" or "cempohualli teme ihuan chicoyei". what variant is right of them?

inic ce calmimilolli or calmimilolli inic ce?

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Re: ***NAHUATL COURSE***

Postby IarannT » 2012-01-05, 14:53

now in many books words Nahuatl write like [na-oo-atl], nahui like [na-oo-ee], cihuatl [see-oo-atl]
is "h" letter silent in this word?

is stress in word with suffix -tzin on the last syllable? or on penultim.

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Re: ***NAHUATL COURSE***

Postby Mizton » 2012-01-06, 3:25

Hello Iarant :)

Yes, maitl, ahuacatl, tetl, they are pronounced like that, but the TL is pronounced as well. Listen to the pronunciation of "ahuacatl" here: http://es.forvo.com/word/ahuacatl/#nah
It's the first link, by Benjamin.

"cempohualli ihuan chicoeyi tetl" is correct. In nahuatl, objects are seldom pluralized. You usually pluralize people, mainly.
"inic ce calmimilolli" is correct.

Yes, the H is silent in "Nahuatl", "Cihuatl", "Nahui".

Words with a "tzin" ending have the stress in the second to last syllable. "tlacAtzin" for instance.
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Re: ***NAHUATL COURSE***

Postby IarannT » 2012-01-06, 18:49

Niltze, Miztontzin, notemachtia :)
tlasohcamati (for your answer) (how to say in Nahuatl)
1)tototl is bird in Nahuatl, and how to say 'our bird' - tototouh? :hmm:
2)to + amoxtli = tamox, but mo + icniuhtli = mocniuh
I don't undestood which vowel disappear, and which of them remain
no + vowel = ?
mo + vowel = mo
i + vowel = ?
to + v.= t...
anmo + v.= ?
my boat - macal?


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Re: ***NAHUATL COURSE***

Postby IarannT » 2012-01-07, 14:14

Quen oteotlahquililo? Tipatica? test my clauses, please.
is suffix "-ton" for diminutive? example:
tlacatl + ton = tlacaton (little man, dwarf)
tepeton - little mountain
or cub of deer - mazaton

aquin nemi in calpa - who lives in this house? is it correct?
aquin nemih in caltinpa - who lives in these houses?
i want to eat - nicnequi tlacua?
i see skunk - niepaihta?
i drink water - niai?
i drink it - nici?

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Re: ***NAHUATL COURSE***

Postby Qui'chi » 2012-01-13, 20:51

Niltze! Notoca Qui'chi. Mizton!

How you one say (in Nahuatl)

1.My nahuatl (speaking ability) is not as good as it should be, but I am trying. =0

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Re: ***NAHUATL COURSE***

Postby Pan Szymanowski » 2012-05-08, 16:56

FYI. The link to audiofiles is broken. I'm really interested in them. Could you fix this?

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Re: ***NAHUATL COURSE***

Postby Randall85 » 2012-07-10, 22:39

Hi, Mizton I'm looking for Nahuatl language course on the internet untill i found this forum of Unilang. I was very happy that you added an audio file, but when I clicked on it, it seems like the link is dead. So could you please repost a new link? I really want to learn Nahuatl language :|

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Re: ***NAHUATL COURSE***

Postby Mizton » 2012-07-10, 22:47

Ok I fixed the link. There are a couple of files missing, I'm not sure what happened... But most of them are in there.
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Re: ***NAHUATL COURSE***

Postby Pan Szymanowski » 2012-07-12, 22:06

Mizton wrote:Ok I fixed the link. There are a couple of files missing, I'm not sure what happened... But most of them are in there.


Great, thanks. I need to reflect this on my Russian page as well.

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Re: ***NAHUATL COURSE***

Postby mrslabunny » 2012-07-17, 5:14

Hi Mizton!

Hope all is well!

Question...How would you say Mother Earth and/or Mother Nature?

Thanks so much! :D

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Re: ***NAHUATL COURSE***

Postby Mizton » 2012-07-17, 15:50

Everything's fine, thanks.

Actually they just say "Tonantzin" (our mother), as in the mother of everyone. Spaniards later used this term while converting people in Mexico, refering to Virgin Mary. But no, originally it means "Mother Earth" or "Mother Nature". If you want to emphazise, you can also say "Totlalnantzin", which can litteraly mean "Mother Earth", but can be used also to say "home land" or "home town".
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Re: ***NAHUATL COURSE***

Postby mrslabunny » 2012-07-18, 0:47

Hi Mizton,

Thank you SO MUCH!!! I really appreciate your help!

Have a great day!

Warmly,


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