Translation Assistance for Nahua-inspired Lullaby

Michael McCafferty mmccaffe at
Fri Oct 15 00:58:39 UTC 2010

Quoting "Campbell,  R. Joe" <campbel at>:

> Quoting Michael McCafferty <mmccaffe at>:
>> Quoting "Campbell,  R. Joe" <campbel at>:
>>> Cindy,
>>>   Michael has already offered the answer with his "pochotl" and "ahuehuetl"
>>> (note lack of vowel length).
>> Quematzin. Was lazy about providing vowel length for this kind of
>> enterprise.
>> :-)
> When I pointed out the lack of vowel length, it did not occur to me
> that I seemed to onicmahpilhuih Michael as if he were tlahtlacoani...
> I merely meant to "point out" my own decision not to specify vowel
> length (as is my wont).

Nay, Joe. In my case, it never ceases to amaze me that, while having 
cut my teeth on Algonquian, where vowel length is next to *godliness*, 
I can easily forgo *writing* it in Nahuatl.

I wanted to point out a typo in the translation for Cindy.

Xinechchihuacan should be Tinechchihuacan.


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