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Alternate forms: Tequistlatec, Tequistlateco
Extent: 24 pages
Description: The Chontal materials in the ACLS collection consist of one item in the "Chontal" section of the finding aid, "Cuento y frases en idioma Chontal (Tequistlateco)." This item is in Tequistlatec, Spanish and English, and includes a grammatical sketch, 11 phrases with notes, and 1 text, "El Cuento del Perrito," given by Doña Carmen de Garrida of the village of Tequisistlán.
Collection: ACLS Collection (American Council of Learned Societies Committee on Native American Languages, American Philosophical Society) (Mss.497.3.B63c)
Date: circa 1925-1950
Extent: 2 folders
Description: Two items relating to the Chontal language of Oaxaca, Mexico have been identified in the C. F. Voegelin Papers. They are both in Subcollection I, and consist of Viola Waterhouse's essay "Oaxaca Chontal Phonemes" in Series IV. Works by Others; and a Chontal folder of mostly typed linguistic notes regarding nouns, phonemes, and morphemes in Series V. Research Notes, Subseries V-A: Language Notes. A version of Waterhouse's article was published in the International Journal of American Linguistics 16(1):35-39, 1950.
Collection: C. F. Voegelin Papers (Mss.Ms.Coll.68)
Language(s): Chontal, Highland Oaxaca | Chontal, Lowland Oaxaca | Chontal, Tabasco | English | Karuk | Quechan | Seri
Date: ca. 1955
Contributor: Moser, Edward W.
Extent: 0.1 linear feet
Description: William Bright's Chontal (unidentified variety) materials consist solely of possible cognates between Seri, Chontal, Karuk and Quechan, by Edward W. Moser (Series 1).
Collection: William O. Bright Papers (Mss.Ms.Coll.142)
Contributor: Rafinesque, C. S. (Constantine Samuel), 1783-1840
Extent: 7 pages
Description: The "Chontal" materials in this collection consist of one manuscript listed in the finding aid as item 26, Rafinesque's "Vocabulary of the Chontal language and its dialects reading from Guatimala to Panama & Darien," which includes some commentary on comparative linguistics of indigenous languages of Guatemala. Given his association of the language with Guatemala, the language may be Chol, which he lists as a "Chontal type" in the "The American Nations," published in 1836.
Collection: American Philosophical Society Historical and Literary Committee, American Indian Vocabulary Collection (Mss.497.V85)
Alternate forms: Chocholteco, Chochotec, Chochon, Ngigua, Ngiwa
Contributor: Belmar, Francisco, 1859-1910
Extent: 2 items
Description: Two items by Mexican linguist Francisco Belmar. The first item, "Las lenguas habladas por Los Indigenos and Indian tribes of the state of Oaxaca and their languages," includes a lengthy exposition on Mexican languages, emphasizing relationships with, and discussing Mixe, Zoque, Chontal, and Chochotec (intended for delivery at a session of the International Congress of Americanists, 1895, but never delivered) and a pencil draft of Belmar (1902) [See also Belmar (1902)]. The second item, "Curso de Lengua Mixe," is a brief elementary textbook for teaching Mixe to Spanish speakers, complete with exercises, texts, and lexical comments.
Collection: Writings on Mexican languages, 1895-1902 (Mss.497.4.B412c)