NAHUA IN ANCIENT MESOAMERICA: Evidence from Maya inscriptions

@article{Macri2003NAHUAIA,
  title={NAHUA IN ANCIENT MESOAMERICA: Evidence from Maya inscriptions},
  author={Martha J. Macri and Matthew George Looper},
  journal={Ancient Mesoamerica},
  year={2003},
  volume={14},
  pages={285 - 297}
}
This paper examines Nahua words found in both the Maya codices and the monumental texts. These words, spelled with syllabic signs, occur for the most part in contexts associated with foreign influence: Nahuatl deity names and words for “helmet,” “tribute,” and “heart.” One word—“and then”—is a conjunction used frequently in discourse. Sound correspondences between these loan words and the Nahua sources suggest an Eastern Nahua dialect as the likely source during the Classic period. Thus… 
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