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Yucatec_class 2 - 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)
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2 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
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3 Mayan Family Tree (and the Historical Position of the Yukatekan languages) ( red = descent of Classic Mayan; * = Classic Mayan; † = extinct; )
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4 Common Mayan (CM) had a full complement of terms for the maize complex: maize, corncob, mazorca (ear or corn), elote (roasting ear), atole (a corn drink), to sow, to harvest, to grind, metate (a grindstone), to roast (grains), flour, and lime (used to leach corn kernels). CM names for other domesticated plants do not point to any particular area or epoch within Mesoamerica: avocado, chili pepper, sapodilla, custard apple, sweet manioc, ayote (yellow squash), sweet potato, bean, achiote ( bixa, a food-coloring condiment), maguey (century plant), cotton, tobacco, cigar. Note that kakaw ‘chocolate’ is not Common Mayan. Domestic animals included words for dog, turkey and pet. Other animals include the jaguar, opossum, mouse, gopher, armadillo, cougar, squirrel, deer, coyote, skunk, fox, crow, vulture, owl, bat, hawk, bee/honey, fly, louse, spider, tick, butterfly, bumblebee/wasp, scorpion, toad, fish, worm, snake, crocodile, monkey and quetzal. Trees and other plants include the nettle, fern, fig, wild grape, vine,
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