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Re: Chocolate?

From:Rob Nierse <rnierse@...>
Date:Saturday, February 23, 2002, 1:43
>Nope. Can't. >But in Eviendadhail, it's either socólath or ailai ('foam', from Mayan >xhoclatl, 'frothy water'.) >I've thought long and hard about this. >-M
Just nitpicking: 'xoclatl' is from Aztec origin, recognisable by the 'x' (a retroflex sibilant) and the ending -tl for nouns. The meaning is stil debated, as far as I know. Cacao is definitely Mayan [kakaw], see the glyph on on the bottom row, third from the left. Rob