The N·huatl Language of the Aztecs

"Mexica tiahui amotihuihui amo maca mo maceualtis in tlein tiq elehuia."

The Aztecs spoke a language called Náhuatl (pronounced NAH waht l). It belongs to a large group of Indian languages which also include the languages spoken by the Comanche, Pima, Shoshone and other tribes of western North America. The Aztec used pictographs to communicate through writing. Some of the pictures symbolized ideas and other represented the sounds of the syllables.

A discussion list which deals with Aztec studies in general and Náhuatl (the Aztec language) in particular.

NAHUAT-L is an unmoderated discussion list which will focus on Aztec studies in general and the Aztec language, Náhuatl, in particular. Scholars interested in beginning projects will find the list useful in determining if others are already working in a particular field. The list may also be used to answer questions about Náhuatl translations, historical details, and all aspects of Aztec life and culture. Anthropologists, archeologists, linguists, historians, and all interested in the Aztecs, are welcome to participate.

The languages of the list will be English and Spanish, although scholars are encouraged to submit pieces in Náhuatl. The list will be used as a primary means of publishing the guide to Aztec language manuscripts which was begun in Estudios de Cultura Náhuatl.

The owner hopes to develop a FTP directory where Náhuatl language texts can be stored for public use.

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