Tlalolin (MH580r)

Tlalolin (MH580r)
Compound Glyph

Glyph or Iconographic Image Description: 

This black-line drawing of the compound glyph for the personal name Tlalolin (“Earthquake,” attested here as a man’s name) shows a square piece of land with markings that may suggest that it is a cultivated, agricultural parcel (tlalli). Sticking out from behind the parcel are parts of the sign for movement (olin). See comparisons below.

Description, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Added Analysis: 

Olin can refer to all kinds of movement, but the way it is linked here to land or the Earth (tlalli), suggests that this movement refers to an earthquake. The way the gloss is written, one might suspect that the gloss has something to do with rubber (olli), but olli and olin are often confused because of the tendency to inadvertently insert or omit a final "n" in Nahuatl alphabetic writing. The sign behind the land parcel looks much more like movement than rubber.

Added Analysis, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Gloss Image: 
Gloss Diplomatic Transcription: 


Gloss Normalization: 

Gaspar Tlalolin

Gloss Analysis, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Date of Manuscript: 


Creator's Location (and place coverage): 

Huejotzingo, Puebla, Mexico

Semantic Categories: 
Writing Features: 
Cultural Content, Credit: 

Jeff Haskett-Wood

Shapes and Perspectives: 
Parts (compounds or simplex + notation): 
Reading Order (Compounds or Simplex + Notation): 

lands, parcels, tierras, agricultura, tenencia de la tierra, terrenos, sementeras, hule, rubber, movement, movimiento

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


Spanish Translation, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Image Source: 
Image Source, Rights: 

This manuscript is hosted by the Library of Congress and the World Digital Library; used here with the Creative Commons, “Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 License” (CC-BY-NC-SAq 3.0).

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