Yucatec Maya Noun and Verb Morpho-Syntax

margaret and dell in Xocampeche

My father's doctoral dissertation is titled Yucatec Maya Noun and Verb Morpho-Syntax. I find that an impressive, even intimidating title, though I'm not sure what it means. I amazed my elementary school teachers when I told what my dad “did.”  Nothing common like doctor, lawyer, banker or accountant.  My dad was “an anthropological linguist.”  Picture me at age eight saying that. The typical response was, “Oh.”When I think of Dad working on his dissertation, I see myself romping around a sand … [Read more...]


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