An Inconspicuous Basic Split in Nahuatl

@article{Canger1985AnIB,
  title={An Inconspicuous Basic Split in Nahuatl},
  author={Una Canger and Karen Dakin},
  journal={International Journal of American Linguistics},
  year={1985},
  volume={51},
  pages={358 - 361}
}
  • Una Canger, K. Dakin
  • Published 1 October 1985
  • Linguistics
  • International Journal of American Linguistics
Eric Hamp has often made clear the great importance of little things. In that spirit, we are pleased to present a detail of Nahuatl that reveals important information about the history of that language and its speakers. In the sixteenth-century Nahuatl dictionary compiled by Fray Alonso de Molina (1571), a few words are given in two variant forms, one form with e and one with i: centli, cintli 'macorca de mayz curada y seca'; iztetl, iztitl 'uia'; and itetl, ititl 'barriga o vientre'. Both… 

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