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Re: Synthesis of many topics

From:Brad Coon <bcoon@...>
Date:Tuesday, May 2, 2000, 0:15
Daniel A. Wier wrote:
> > >From: Nik Taylor <fortytwo@...> > > >dirk elzinga wrote: > > > Here's a partial Uto-Aztecan cognate set for *tama 'tooth': > > > Nahuatl tlan- > > Wait, don't many Mexican placenames end in -tlán? >
Different morpheme. In this case the final -tlan (without the stress which was always on the penult) is a locative marker variously translated as 'land of', 'place of', 'place characterized by' and so on. I suppose if they had had dentists they might have called their shops 'tlantlan' :) (And yes, I know its bad Nahuatl). -- Brad Coon Somedays when you wake up, its just not worth chewing through the leather straps.