nahuatl (Verg10v)

nahuatl (Verg10v)
Element from a Compound

Glyph or Iconographic Image Description: 

This black-line drawing of the element nahuatl (speech, language) has been extracted from the compound Xochhua. In that compound, these speech scrolls may have played a phonetic role for the syllable "hua," but we are including it here as an independent logogram. The sign includes three volutes or scrolls, all pointing in different directions. Each one curls upward and to the right at the end.

Description, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Source Manuscript: 
Date of Manuscript: 


Creator's Location (and place coverage): 

Tepetlaoztoc, near Tetzcoco

Cultural Content, Credit: 

Jeff Haskett-Wood


discursos, idiomas, volutas

Glyph or Iconographic Image: 
Relevant Nahuatl Dictionary Word(s): 

nahu(atl), something that makes an agreeable sound,

Glyph/Icon Name, Spanish Translation: 

el idioma, volutas de discurso

Spanish Translation, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Image Source: 
Image Source, Rights: 

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