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Alternate forms: Arawak
Contributor: Schultz, Theodor
Extent: 2 volumes, 795 p.
Description: Theodor Schultz was a Moravian missionary in British Guiana at the turn of the nineteenth century. This collection contains two items: "Aruwakkisch Deucthes Wörterbuch," a dictionary with German equivalents and examples, as well as alphabetical Arawak index, and "Grammatische Sätze von der Aruwakkischen Sprache," a grammatical treatise based upon a Latin model, with Latin terms used throughout, though most of the text is German.
Collection: Arawak manuscripts (Mss.498.3.Sch8)
Contributor: Lounsbury, Floyd Glenn | Prem, Hanns J., 1941- | Borodatova, A. A., (Anna A.) | Boyd, John Paul, 1939- | Kozhanovskaya, Irina | Rees, Michael J. | Roberts, John M. | Baudez, Claude F | Bricker, Harvey M. | Bricker, Victoria Reifler, 1940- | Aveni, A. F. (Anthony F.) | Coe, Michael D. | Schlak, Arthur Edmund | Smith, John P. | Miller, Jeffrey H. | Berlin, Brent | Sturtevant, William C. | Frake, Charles O., 1930- | Kantum, Abundio | Acuña, René | Ainsworth, Jerry L. (Jerry Lamar) | Anderson, Lloyd B. | Arata, Luis Oscar, 1950- | Anderson, Lloyd B. | Aveni, A. F. (Anthony F.) | Berlin, Brent | Brotherston, James Gordon | Campbell, Lyle | Chafe, Wallace L. | Coe, Michael D. | Drucker, R. David | Dutting, Dieter
Subject: Orthography and spelling | Kinship | Linguistics | Hieroglyphics | Archaeology | Astronomy | Material culture
Description: The Maya materials in the Lounsbury Papers are extensive. The correspondence in Series I includes a Motul (Mayan) dictionary, discussion about translating Maya glyphs and calendrical calculations, the Popol Vuh. Series II consists of articles and manuscripts from a project identified as "Maya kinship unfin. project." Much of this work is focused on interpreting Maya hieroglyphs. In Series VII there are a number of recordings of Yucatec Maya made in the 1960s focused on vocabulary. The correspondence, in Series I, includes a dictionary by Rene Acuna, Lloyd Anderson's Etymologies of Mayan calendrical and astronomical terms, Anthony Aveni's interpretation of Maya hieroglyphs, Brent Berlin's decipherment of Maya hieroglyphs, Gordon Brotherston's comments on FGL's manuscript on Maya dates, Lyle Campbell's bibliography of Mayan linguistics, Wallace Chafe on how FGL got into the study of Maya hieroglyphics, Michael Coe's report that Soviets were successful in using a computer to translate Maya hieroglyphs, R. David Drucker's comparison of Aztec and Maya calendars, Dieter Dutting on Maya hieroglyphs; transformational analysis of Yucatec.
Collection: Floyd G. Lounsbury Papers (Mss.Ms.Coll.95)