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
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.

Local Numbers
Local Numbers
NAA MS 48

Using the Collection
Citation
Manuscript 48, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Mayas Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Pictographs -- hieroglyphs Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Mayas Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Writing systems -- hieroglyphics Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Mayas Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Numbers Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Language and languages -- Documentation Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Calendars Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Mexico -- Yucatan Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Maya Culture Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Carib Culture Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Arawak Culture Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Aztec Culture Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Otomi Culture Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Narragansett Indians Culture Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Indians of North America -- Subarctic Culture Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

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