Champa (Verg9r)

Champa (Verg9r)
Compound Glyph

Glyph or Iconographic Image Description: 

This black-line drawing of the compound glyph for the personal name Champa (“Toward Home,” attested here as a man’s name) shows a home (chantli) in profile, facing toward the viewer's left. Sticking out of the T-shaped doorway is a two-pointed banner (panitl) on a pole. The pole has a cap. The banner, which shows some European stylistic influence, is a phonetic indicator for the preposition -pa (toward).

Description, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Added Analysis: 

The visual representations of house and home are quite similar. It is only the glosses that inform us of the distinction. In this case, the final "n" of the root for chantli has been dropped inadvertently, and in restoring it, since it comes before "p," we have to make it "cham-". The gloss also inadvertently added an "n" at the end of the name, which we are omitting. Intrusive "n's" and the omission of "n" is very common in Nahuatl orthography.

Added Analysis, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Gloss Image: 
Gloss Diplomatic Transcription: 


Gloss Normalization: 

Diego Champa

Gloss Analysis, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Source Manuscript: 
Date of Manuscript: 


Creator's Location (and place coverage): 

near Tepetlaoztoc, near Tetzcoco

Semantic Categories: 
Cultural Content, Credit: 

Jeff Haskett-Wood

Parts (compounds or simplex + notation): 
Reading Order (Compounds or Simplex + Notation): 
Other Cultural Influences: 

hogar, casa, hacia, nombres de hombres

Glyph or Iconographic Image: 
Glyph/Icon Name, Spanish Translation: 

Hacia el Hogar

Spanish Translation, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Image Source: 
Image Source, Rights: 

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