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Reading the Maya Glyphs #2020

Reading the Maya Glyphs Decipherment of Maya hieroglyphic writing has progressed to the point where most Maya written texts whether inscribed on monuments written in the codices or painted or incised on ceramics can now be

  • Title: Reading the Maya Glyphs
  • Author: Michael D. Coe Mark Van Stone
  • ISBN: 9780500285534
  • Page: 447
  • Format: Paperback
  • Reading the Maya Glyphs By Michael D. Coe Mark Van Stone, Decipherment of Maya hieroglyphic writing has progressed to the point where most Maya written texts whether inscribed on monuments, written in the codices, or painted or incised on ceramics can now be read with confidence.In this practical guide, first published in 2001, Michael D Coe, the noted Mayanist, and Mark Van Stone, an accomplished calligrapher, have made the difDecipherment of Maya hieroglyphic writing has progressed to the point where most Maya written texts whether inscribed on monuments, written in the codices, or painted or incised on ceramics can now be read with confidence.In this practical guide, first published in 2001, Michael D Coe, the noted Mayanist, and Mark Van Stone, an accomplished calligrapher, have made the difficult, often mysterious script accessible to the nonspecialist They decipher real Maya texts, and the transcriptions include a picture of the glyph, the pronunciation, the Maya words in Roman type, and the translation into English For the second edition, the authors have taken the latest research and breakthroughs into account, adding glyphs, updating captions, and reinterpreting or expanding upon earlier decipherments.After an introductory discussion of Maya culture and history and the nature of the Maya script, the authors introduce the glyphs in a series of chapters that elaborate on topics such as the intricate calendar, warfare, royal lives and rituals, politics, dynastic names, ceramics, relationships, and the supernatural world The book includes illustrations of historic texts, a syllabary, a lexicon, and translation exercises.

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    1. Excellent book The Maya language is kind of mindbending, but I think I ve or less got the hang of the basic structure thanks to this It ll take me a while to actually feel like I can understand the inscriptions but this is a good starting point It s definitely a book to come back to at some point, and work my way through each chapter again, giving myself plenty of time to practice each of the glyphs and learn the syllabary and logograms as well as the basic grammar.

    2. For anyone who is fascinated with this puzzling language, this book gives you pictures for each syllable and examples of how the abstract version of a word evolved into a highly stylized version over time It s like a dictionary without being terribly boring The glyphs are in red ink while all other text and images are in black It has one exercise at the end of each chapter for the reader to test his skill at puzzling out their language.

    3. Well, when you sit down to read what is effectively a college textbook, I guess you should expect it to be a little dry This was an interesting introduction to the subject of a completely different writing system I might use it to translate my name into Mayan or something like that.I ve also picked up Breaking the Mayan Code and will read it soon It should be a little bit easier to read since it will have, like, narrative and stuff.

    4. 11 10 10 I wanted to reread this for my honeymoon, and it definitely helped to refresh my memory about the glyphs and Mayan vocabulary I was able to recognize the Tikal emblem glyph and a few verbs when we were at the various sites, I was so excited.

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