How do Nahuatl idioms compare to English idioms? How about Chinese idioms? Examples?
karttu at comcast.net
Fri Oct 8 02:57:35 UTC 2010
On Oct 7, 2010, at 2:53 PM, Campbell, R. Joe wrote:
> I agree with Fran's suggestions on where to look for idioms. And
> since "difrasismos" are an interesting group of idioms, it is worth
> adding a super-source for them:
> Mercedes Montes de Oca Vega
> Los difrasismos en el Nahuatl del siglo XVI
> Doctoral thesis, UNAM, 2000
The essay about difrasismos on the Mexicolore site that I mentioned
is by Dr. Montes de Oca Vega.
www,mexicolore.co.uk is a nifty site. The home page has a left-hand
sidebar listing some options, the bottom-most of which is "Aztec
pages." Selecting that gets you to an even longer list of categories
such as Aztec Gods, Aztec Health, Aztec Music, Aztec Calendar…There's
even an Ask the Experts option, and the contributors are our own very
Thanks, Joe, for the exhaustive list of "metaphors" from Molina!
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