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USAGE: Mayan construct state?

From:Andreas Johansson <andjo@...>
Date:Sunday, July 24, 2005, 23:48
I'm reading about the Classic Maya again, and came across the word _yajaw_,
obviously a form of _ajaw_ "lord", and translated as "his lord". However, from
it's occurence in phrases like _yajaw te'_, translated as "lord of the tree",
it rather seems some kind of construct state form, used in head-marked
possessive formations.

Can someone give me the straight dope on this? Thanks.



Tim May <butsuri@...>