From: David Starner (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Thu Mar 27 2003 - 19:59:05 EST
All I have is "The Annals of the Cakchiquels", published in 1885. I
don't have any modern information.
On Thu, Mar 27, 2003 at 03:38:15PM +0000, Michael Everson wrote:
> Having said that, one would expect a good deal of research to be done
> before approaching these. How many languages were they used for?
At least Cakchiquel, Quiche, and Tzutuhil.
> sounds do they represent?
The tresillo is a trilled guttural. The cuatrillo is a trilled palatal,
“between a hard _c_ and _k_”. The cuatrillo con coma is pronounced
“somewhat like [...] ç, only more quickly and with greater force—_ds_
or _dz_.” The unnamed tz is “exactly the same as _tz_ in German.” And
the cuatrillo con coma followed by an h is “produced by combining the
cuatrillo with a forcible aspirate.”
> they appear in casing pairs?
Not in my book. There are examples of "I. 4atun 4hutiah qui [...]",
where a capital letter would have been used to start the sentence, but
the same form of the cuatrillo is used.
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