paradigns yauh, huallauh

M Launey mlauney at
Sun Sep 21 15:00:16 UTC 2014

Yes, this is correct, except that should be parsed /wi-ya:n/. This is the reason why, while using most of the time Carochi's script, I restore the /y/ (i.e. , while Carochi writes ). For the same reason, I write  "receive" but 
"keep" , because of the different preterit morphology (Carochi writes 
); and again, I write "hurt" but  "there are deaths" (Carochi: , though he usually writes the /w/ in transitive verbs like 
, ).

Much to my shame, I long believed that in yauh the /a/ was long (and it is written long in my grammar in French 1979), but it is definitely short. This big mistake was corrected in the English version.


Michel Launey

> Message du 21/09/14 16:24
> De : "John Sullivan" 
> A : "list nahuatl discussion" 
> Copie à : 
> Objet : [Nahuat-l] paradigns yauh, huallauh
> Notequixpoyohuan,
> Leaving aside difference in older variants, is there anything wrong with the following paradigms in standard Classical Nahuatl?
> Present
> niyauh, tiyauh, yauh, tihuih, anhuih, huih
> Optative
> ma niyauh, xiyauh, ma yauh, ma tihuian, xihuian, ma huian
> Present
> nihuallauh, tihuallauh, huallauh, tihualhuih, anhualhuih, hualhuih
> Optative
> ma nihuallauh, xihuallauh, ma huallauh, ma tihualhuian, xihualhuian, ma hualhuian
> John
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