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A grammar of Mayan hieroglyphs

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Published by Middle American Research Institute, Tulane University in New Orleans .
Written in English


  • Mayan languages -- Writing.

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Edition Notes

StatementVictoria R. Bricker.
SeriesPublication ;, 56, Publication (Tulane University. Middle American Research Institute) ;, 56.
LC ClassificationsF1435.3.P6 B75 1986
The Physical Object
Paginationxii, 214 p. :
Number of Pages214
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL2554900M
ISBN 100939238861
LC Control Number85060766

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Victoria Bricker’s study describes the grammatical structure of the hieroglyphs in the Classic inscriptions and in the Postclassic codices. It focuses on the glyphs that have, primarily, a grammatical function, describing where they are found and how they are used in the texts. The volume contains chapters on the nature of the Mayan script, pronomial [ ]. Genre/Form: Grammars (form) Additional Physical Format: Online version: Bricker, Victoria Reifler, Grammar of Mayan hieroglyphs. New Orleans: Middle .   The book does not explicitly describe itself as being a work on "Yucatec" Maya, but when reviewed it clearly is focused solely on that particular Maya idiom (it would obviously be very difficult to present a grammar of all Maya languages in one short book).Cited by:   John Montgomery’s book How to Read Maya Hieroglyphs is a good first step toward doing just that. This book is a grammar of sorts that explains how the Mayan written language works. It is not a dictionary, so it’s not going to provide you with every character you’re ever going to find in a Mayan s:

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