National Anthropological Archives

MS 48 Collectanea upon the Codex Troano, terms of the Maya and other Central American languages

Summary
Collection ID:
NAA.MS48
Creators:
Gatschet, Albert S. (Albert Samuel), 1832-1907
Dates:
1879
Languages:
Undetermined
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Physical Description:
146 Pages
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
A collection of ethnographic and linguistic notes from diverse sources, aiming at an understanding of problems of reading Mayan hieroglyphic characters. Most of the notes cover Mayan vocabulary and glyphs, but Gatschet ranges almost at random over other data, ethnographic and linguistic, that may have caught his interest. He touches on the Maya calendar, day names, Landa's alphabet, Maya-Spanish vocabulary from the Motul dictionary at Providence, similar vocabulary from Brasseur, etc., some Narraganset-English vocabulary (page 57 only) from Williams, notes on day signs from Rosny, etc., cultural objects compared with glyphic designs, Brasseur's synonymy of glyph characters, lists of Southeast tribes from a French source, Otomi vocabulary notes especially on the numerals (see pages 84-85), notes on Cariban and Arawakan, etymologies of Mayan words (pages 110, 111), notes from Brinton's Maya Chronicles, notes on Codices Mendoza, Troano, Tellerano-Remensis, notes from Penafiel, Pinart, etc., names of Aztec and Mayan gods, etc. No problems are settled, nor is any problem carefully attended: the notes are all preliminary. H. Landar 7 July, 1969.

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Citation
Manuscript 48, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

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Local Numbers
Local Numbers
NAA MS 48


Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Mayas Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Pictographs -- hieroglyphs Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Writing systems -- hieroglyphics Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Numbers Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Language and languages -- Documentation Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Calendars Genre Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Mexico -- Yucatan Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Maya Cultural Context Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Carib Cultural Context Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Arawak Cultural Context Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Aztec (archaeological culture) Cultural Context Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Otomí (Otomi) Cultural Context Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Narragansett Cultural Context Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Indians of North America -- Subarctic Cultural Context Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

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