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Title Disertación sobre las lenguas zapoteca, chinanteca, mixe y trike y comparación con el zoke y el misteco... [manuscript]
Author Belmar, Francisco
Document Type Manuscript
Description From the Newberry Library Catalogue: Study by Francisco Belmar, dated Nov. 1, 1891 in Oaxaca de Juárez, on the grammar and vocabulary of the Zapotec, Chinantec, Mixe, and Trique languages, with comparisons to Zoque and Mixtec. Belmar’s study, which he prepared for the Ateneo in Madrid in celebration of the 400th anniversary of the discovery of America, begins with an extensive list of the languages and the districts and towns in which each is spoken. Each of the sections on the Zapotec, Chinantec, Mixe, and Trique languages includes a brief discussion of its dialects, the alphabet, basic grammar, conjugation of verb tenses, numbers, a vocabulary in some cases, and a word-by-word translation and analysis of the Lord’s Prayer in the language. Belmar also includes several comparative studies: of Zapotec and Chinantec, with comparative vocabulary lists; of Mixe and Zoque; and of Trique and Mixtec.
Places Oaxaca de Juárez, Mexico; Madrid, Spain
Keywords language, linguistics, observation, translation, religion, Christianity, vocabulary, Spain, New Spain, Mexican
Theme Observation, Representation and Cultural Encounters; Indigenous Peoples of Mexico
Culture Area Mesoamerica
Language Spanish; Zapotec; Chinantec; Mixe; Trique; Zoque
Library The Newberry Library
Copyright The Newberry Library
Collection The Edward E. Ayer Collection
Reference VAULT Ayer MS 1700
Catalogue Link The Newberry Library Catalogue