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Are the Maya hieroglyphs phonetic? In phonetic writing the symbols have fixed sounds, which are unchanging throughout, and when these values have once been determined, they may be substituted for the characters wherever they occur, and thus words are formed. After this they add to the end the compound part. In dpcumento space are three black nume- rals 6, 11, and 9, also two red ones 10 and 3.

The two parts I presume are made to correspond with the two sides of the original ; the troamo page being at the end of one side and forming the page on the first fold.

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Brasseur de Bourbourg has designated the day columns “legends,” believing them to contain a summary of what is written, or represented by the figures in the compartments to which they severally belong. This period, according to most authorities, consisted of twenty years, but accord- ing to Perez of twenty -four.

If we remember the key, we count back the following num- bers or lustres: Nevertheless, his attentive study of the relative positions of the signs have yielded results which will merit the thanks of future students.

As an examination of the Manuscript soon satisfied me that it was, to a great extent, a kind of religious calendar, I found it necessary first to dis- cuss the Maya chronological system in order to make use of the numerous dates found in the work — a fact that will explain why so many pages of the first part of the paper are devoted to this subject.

Hermann Berendt from a copy in Yucatan. In order to decide this point we now turn to the manuscript itself. How or when it came to Europe is not known. The third month Zip will then be the column with 5 at the top; running down trroano to the eighteenth transverse line we find the figure 9; we also observe that the 18th day in the Kan column of the names of days is Ymix, agreeing exactly with the date given.


Now as will be seen by carefully examining the calendar for one year as given in Documenho II, page 8, the num- ber of the last intercalated day will always be the same as the first day of the year. Example of first docuemnto of numeration in the codices part of page 69 of the Dresden Codex. This is a primitive root found with the same or a closely allied meaning in other branches of this linguistic stock, as, for instance, in the Kich 3 and Cakchiquel. From this fact I infer that documenti red numerals are used here to designate the days or years of the Maya week, which, iis I have shown, consisted of thirteen days or years, especially in the computation of time in reference to religious feasts and ceremonies.

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He became well acquainted with the language, which, for that matter, is a comparatively easy one, and though harsh, illiberal, and documwnto fanatic, he paid a certain amount of attention to the arts, religion, and history of the ancient inhabitants.

Many natives who had grown to adult years in heathenism must have been living then.

In short, his mqya work made possible all subsequent progress in deciphering Maya texts. Take, for instance, Ezanab in this case, which does fall on the 1 5th day of the month in the years commenc- ing with Kan; the figure 9 in the fifteenth transverse line is found in the second column.

He went so far as to give an interlinear version of some trozno, and wonderful work he made of it! As there is some doubt as to which of the two years — 1 Kan or 1 Cauac — the cycle began with, I give tables Nos. This alone is sufficient to cause us to suspect a reversal.

He recognized the same signs as De Rosny, but arranged them diflFerently. Docu,ento analogy would be the following: Brinton, of Philadelphia, for the valuable notice of the Maya Manuscripts which he has contributed as an introduction to my paper. In English, stucco usually means a coating for the outside of a building, and plaster one for interiors, as described below, but other European languages, importantly including Italian, do not have the same distinction, stucco means plaster in Italian and serves for both.


Afterwards some of our friars learned to understand and read them, and even wrote them. However, their range of subject matter in all likelihood embraced more topics than those recorded in stone and buildings, however, not all were unaware of the books value, Fr. It is proper to state here that unit numerals surrounded in a similar manner by a circle of dots, are to be found on other plates where it is diffi- cult to apply the theory here advanced.

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Ajpula died on the 18th day of the month Zip on the 9th Ymix. The oldest known surviving book made from amate paper may be the Grolier Codex, arguments from the s to the s have centered on a time of CE of the use of bark clothing by the Maya people. Usage guidelines Google is documetno to partner with libraries to digitize public domain materials and make them widely accessible.

If we examine Table XIV we see that 1 Cauac is the first year of a cycle, and 1 Muluc the first of the usually “counted years” of an Ahau, and that both are within the period covered by the four plates; each is surrounded by a ring in order to designate it. Be this as it may, it is based upon the theory that the 7 Cauac mentioned was the first year of thfe Ahau in which the event noted occurred, a supposition by no means necessary.

The Maya territory, showing locations of principal cities map. We next find Oc in the Muluc column, and by the same process obtain the year 1 Muluc.