Maya Glyphs: The Verbs by Linda Schele

By Linda Schele

the foremost to the learn of the language and heritage of the vintage Maya (A.D. 293–900) is the verb. Maya Glyphs: The Verbs is a finished learn of the verb morphology and syntax of the Maya writing system.
Linda Schele's precis of technique makes to be had in one position many very important discoveries and ways to the Maya language. Hers is the 1st sourcebook to incorporate so extensive a variety of dates and to spot for the 1st time such a lot of Maya rulers and events.
The admirably lucid textual content offers a very good creation to Maya hieroglyphics for the newbie, and, for the skilled Mayanist, it deals a desirable rationalization of method, together with paraphrasing, and demanding information regarding syntactical buildings, particular verbal structures, and literary conventions.
Schele's wide catalog of recognized verbal words comes in handy for quite a few reasons. since it is equipped in accordance with verbal affix styles, it presents the one on hand resource for the distribution of such styles within the writing process. while it registers the date of every occasion, its agent and sufferer (if recorded), the commitment date of the monument on which the glyphs ensue, and a pictorial representation, instead of a T-number transcription, of every instance. broad notes treating difficulties of relationship, interpretation, and dynastic info include theories concerning the which means and serve as of the occasions recorded within the Maya inscriptions.

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