Yucatec_midterm review

Yucatec_midterm review - ANTH 1160(Fall 2009 Dr Marc Zender...

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1 ANTH 1160 (Fall 2009): Dr. Marc Zender MW, 11am-12pm Putnam Lab (PM 59-D) We hiked along without care. Then we ran into a bear! He was a hairy bear! He was a scary bear! We beat a hasty retreat from his lair, And described him with adjectives! “Boy, that's one big, ugly bear!” ʔ áay, hun túul nùuk k’áas ʔ òosoh-o ʔ words & music by G. R. Newall Mr.T Experience
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2 b’á ʔ a š kawá ʔ alik tèe č The ‘Apostolic Twelve’ — the first Franciscan missionaries arriving in 1524. (Mural from the early Franciscan convent of San Miguel, Huejotzingo, Puebla.)
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3 Diego de Landa Calderón (1524-1579) Second Bishop of Yucatán, Mexico. Designed the Convento de Nuestra Señora at Izamal, Yucatán. Burned scores of Maya codices and idols at an infamous auto da fé at the Convent of Maní, July 12th, 1549. Author of the Relacíon de las Cosas de Yucatán (~1565), an invaluable survey of Maya culture on the eve of the Conquest, and the source of our only bilingual key for Maya writing. Author of a dictionary and grammar of Yucatec Maya (ca. 1575), now unfortunately lost. ʔ i ŋ -k’áat-i I don't want to The Earliest European Record of the Yucatec Language (ca. 1565)
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4 Mayan Languages Yucatec North Lakantun South Lakantun Itzaj Mopan Huastec †Chikomuseltek Ch'ol Acalan Chontal †Ch'olti' Ch'orti' †Tzendal †Chaneabal Tzeltal Tzotzil Tojolab'al Q’anjob’al Akatek Jakaltek Chuj Motosintlek Tektitek Tusantek Mam Awakatek Ixil Teko Kaqchikel K’ichee’ †Sakapultek Sipakapa Q’eqchi’ Uspantek Poqomam Poqomchi’ Tz’utujil Huastec C H O L T I
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5 Mayan Family Tree (and the Historical Position of the Yukatekan languages) ( red = descent of Classic Mayan; * = Classic Mayan; † = extinct; )
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6 42. *CV:C > CV:C — i.e., roots with ancestral long vowels gained a low tone; e.g., pYuk *tuup earring > Yuc tùup ( cf. Itzaj tuup ) 43. *CV ʔ VC > CV: ʔ VC — i.e., roots with intervocalic glottal stop took a high tone on the first vowel; e.g., pYuk *b’u’ul "beans" > Yuc b’úu’ul "beans") 44. *CVhC > CV:C — i.e., roots with preconsonantal- h gained a high tone; e.g., pYuk *mahk turtle shell > Yuc máak ( cf. Itzaj maak ) 45. *CV ʔ C > CV:C — i.e., roots with preconsonantal- ʔ became long vowels with low tone, thereby merging with reflexes of pYuk * CV:C The Yucatec Maya Sound System p p’ b’ m w i u e o ə a • Yucatec contains 21 consonant phonemes and 5 vowels. • The phonetic realization of some phonemes varies by environment— e.g., n is often pronounced m before bilabial stops ( b’ , p and p’ ), ñ before i and y , and ŋ before velars ( k , k’ ). But these distinctions are predictable (non-phonemic), and so neither ñ nor ŋ are designated as phonemes. • Other phonemes appear exclusively in Spanish loanwords (e.g., f , d and g ), and so are not dealt with here. t t’ d s z n l r c c ñ č č š ž y / / f v k k’ g j ŋ ʔ h
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7 ʔ b’ c c’ č č h h k k’ l m n p p’ s š t t’ w y -- b tz ɔ ch c ħ H h c k l m n p pp ç,z x t th,t ħ v y Motul (1590) Bricker (1998) / / Ticul (1690) -- b tz ɔ ch c ħ h h c k l m n p p z x t th u y Beltran (1746) -- b tz ɔ ch c ħ h h c k l m n p p z x t th u y
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