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Title Gramatica othomi [manuscript]
Author Sánchez de la Baquera, Juan
Document Type Manuscript
Description From the Newberry Library Catalogue: Otomi grammar and vocabulary lists compiled by Father Juan de la Baquera in 1747. The first 58 pages contain grammar notes in Spanish arranged in numbered paragraphs, and sample conjugations of the verb tenses in Otomi. Pages 59-108 contain three Spanish-Otomi vocabulary lists for adverbs, verbs, and nouns. The confession mentioned in the title, and on p. 108 is not included in the ms.
Places Tula, Mexico
Keywords language, vocabulary, linguistics, education, Spain, New Spain, Mexican
Theme Indigenous Peoples of Mexico; Observation, Representation and Cultural Encounters
Culture Area Mesoamerica
Language Spanish; Otomi
Additional Information

ALTERNATIVE TITLE: Modo breve de aprender á ler, escrevir, pronunciar, y ablar el idioma othomi : en el qual se c?tiene su ortographia, arte, y modo de conjugar, i un confecionario con examen de conciencia / dispuesto por Juan Sanchez de la Baquera, español natural y vezino de el pueblo de Tula, quien reberente lo dedica a los dulcicimos nombres de Jesus, Maria, y Joseph.

"Sanchez de la Baquera (or Barquera) of Tula was a professor of Othomi in the Hospital Real in this city, and was accounted to speak the language in perfection. Ramirez, in his Additions to Beristain says he was very careless in his Spanish spelling, but understood the grammar thoroughly. This manuscript, which he left unpublished behind him, is not mentioned by any other author except the unknown Jesuit of the Luces del Otomi" (taken from inside cover).

Library The Newberry Library
Copyright The Newberry Library
Collection The Edward E. Ayer Collection
Reference VAULT Ayer MS 1650
Catalogue Link The Newberry Library Catalogue