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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)
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)