Programs aspiring to revitalize or "rescue" Mayan languages
, despite the dearth of resources, continue to thrive especially in the private sector and with aid from NGOs, Canadian, American, and European States.
Even when contraceptives may be accessible, contraceptive services may not be provided in the local Mayan language
. (6) Similar calls to action have already been made for the reproductive health of mothers in Guatemala, but the importance of adolescent sexual and reproductive health cannot be forgotten.
The texts in this essay are faithful to the transcriptions and translations of the translators, except for correcting the use of k, c and q to conform to the standards for Mayan languages
set by the Academia de Lenguas Mayas (1988).
At community events, you are sought after to sing, because there are not many popular songs available in Mayan languages
Most upland villagers speak only their native Mayan languages
, and see hospitals as "a place to die."
The Mayan languages
, for example, have a morphological class of positional verbs, which sometimes number in the hundreds (Brown 1994; Bohnemeyer and Brown this issue), and can be recognized in Mayan hieroglyphics: these make very fine discriminations of shape, posture, and position, which are quite different in kind to the simpler 'sit', 'stand', 'lie' systems.
Sna Jtz'ibajom is a writers' collective that since 1983 has worked to improve literacy in Tzotzil and Tzeltal, the dominant Mayan languages
in the highland communities surrounding ladino-dominated San Cristobal.
But this word still lives on, in many of the Mayan languages
, not least for the games that children play with grass balls.
According to Closs (1986), larger numbers in multiples of 20 in Mayan languages
follow a regular pattern up to 380.
The word for "write" is virtually the same in all but one of 31 modern Mayan languages
recorded by linguists, Brown reports in the August-October 1991 CURRENT ANTHROPOLOGY.
For 10 years, Sittig and Gonzalez recorded stories of Mayan women working at meatpacking plants in Nebraska, translating from the several spoken Mayan languages
to written Spanish, then translating again into English for this volume.
Ruiz learned to speak four Mayan languages
and often traveled by mule through his diocese, where he was affectionately called Don Samuel or "Tata," which means "father" in a Mayan language
Specific topics include decolonial critical thinking and autonomy; neoliberal governance and James Bay Cree governance; global linguistics, Mayan languages
, and the cultivation of autonomy; autonomous media creation and indigenous perspectives on globalization; Torres Strait Islanders, indigenous sea rights, and the divergence of domestic and international norms; the meaning of autonomy for the Mapuche of Cholchol (Chile); and 20th century transformations of East Cree spirituality and autonomy.
The Mayan languages
Tzeltal and Yucatec have large form classes of "dispositional" roots which lexicalize spatial properties such as orientation, support/suspension/blockage of motion, and configurations of parts of an entity with respect to other parts.