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Alternate forms: Mayan
Date: 1924 and undated
Extent: 4 pages, 1 map
Description: The Maya materials in the ACLS collection consist of two items in the "Maya" section of the finding aid. The first is a brief word list recorded by Edward Sapir containing terms for numerals, natural objects, animals, parts of the body; obtained from the "Mortiniano tribe." (The specific Mayan language the list reflects is currently unidentified.) The second item is a linguistic map of Chiapas by Rudolf Schiller form 1924, which includes locations of Lacandon, Chol, Tzotzil, "Tsoke," "Tzendal" (Tzeltal?), and Chicomuceltec.
Collection: ACLS Collection (American Council of Learned Societies Committee on Native American Languages, American Philosophical Society) (Mss.497.3.B63c)
Contributor: Kendall, Daythal | Martin, Laura | Hofling, Andrew | Andrews, E. Wyllys (Edward Wyllys), 1916-1971
Extent: 4 folders
Description: Daythal Kendall annotated a copy of "Correspondencias Fonologicas Entre la Lenca y una Lengua Mayance" with Quechua and Takelma (Series 2). He also kept Essays from the American Anthropological Association (Series 7) and a one-page description of the Maya vigesimal numeral system.
Collection: Daythal L. Kendall Papers (Mss.Ms.Coll.148)
Alternate forms: Cakchiquel, Cakchikel, Kaqchiquel
Extent: 0.25 linear feet
Description: William Bright's Maya file consists mostly of copies of others' publications, in particular texts produced by the SIL and other publishers in Guatemala (Series 2). He also performed ethnopoetics analysis on Mayan texts in preparation for a taught course in 1985, and drew a map of the languages of Central America.
Collection: William O. Bright Papers (Mss.Ms.Coll.142)
Contributor: Rafinesque, C. S. (Constantine Samuel), 1783-1840
Description: Comparative list of 40 words (following Spanish orthography), by means of which the author asserts a relationship with the Berber and other African languages, as well as with the Maya and other Central American languages. His sources are Columbus, D'Anghiera, Herrera, Edwards.
Collection: Peter Stephen Du Ponceau notebooks on philology (Mss.410.D92)