Nahuatl pronunciation on TV

jmchavar at jmchavar at
Tue Jan 14 17:03:01 UTC 2003

>Yesterday on TV here in England I saw a program about the Aztec
>Empire. I didn't think much of the participants' pronunciation of
>Aztec place names:-
>'x' in [Texcoco] as in "box".
>`ch' in [Tenochtitlan] as in German.
>`x' in [Tlaxcala] as `th' in "thing".

  Almost everyone in Mexico City pronounce Tlaxcala, Texcoco, Xochimilco,
Mixocac and other words with the "x" as "s". But many nahuatlatos pronuonce
"x" as "sh".

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