[Nahuatl] question about honorifics/terms of endearments

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[Nahuatl] question about honorifics/terms of endearments

Postby AlanEagle » 2009-09-10, 17:41

Hi, I have a question about Classical Nahuatl honorifics/terms of endearment. I was wondering how a woman would address a male friend of similar social standing (not part of her family or involved in a romantic relationship). Sort of like "sir" in English. I can find a lot of honorifics online dealing with nobility, or placing the speaker in a subservient role, but none between people of equal standing. Thanks in advance!

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Re: question about honorifics/terms of endearments

Postby Mizton » 2009-09-20, 2:17

Well I understand that in Classical Nahuatl, the most standard way to say it with honorifics would be "tecuhtzin" or "tecuhtzintli", from "tecuhtli" (lord, master, sir). In modern Nahuatl tho, I think people usually say "tlacatzin" or "tlacatzintli", from "tlacatl" (man). I hope this helps you somehow :)
Tlazohtlaliztli tlacuiloa ica miac tlapalli

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Re: question about honorifics/terms of endearments

Postby ishavela » 2009-09-28, 19:51

holaaa oie me encanta lo que enseñas puedes ayudarme para traducir al nahuatl el jardín del guerrero?? :silly:

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Re: question about honorifics/terms of endearments

Postby Mizton » 2009-09-28, 19:56

Ah pues me encantaría, aunque yo sigo estudiando, no soy nativo. Pero si quieres, te ayudo. Qué es el jardín del guerrero?
Tlazohtlaliztli tlacuiloa ica miac tlapalli


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