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).
Somedays when you wake up, its just not worth chewing through
the leather straps.