tlatoa (MH485r)

tlatoa (MH485r)
Simplex Glyph

Glyph or Iconographic Image Description: 

This simplex glyph for the verb to speak (tlatoa, or tlahtoa, with the glottal stop) is shared with the personal name Cihuatlatoa. It is the face of a man (who is named Cihuatlatoa, "Woman-Speaks"), with six curling lines emerging from his mouth. The single-line speech scrolls mostly roll up from his mouth. One scrolls downward.

Description, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Added Analysis: 

The speech scrolls differ somewhat from the fuller, thicker ones found in the Codex Mendoza (see below).

Added Analysis, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Date of Manuscript: 


Creator's Location (and place coverage): 

Huejotzingo, Puebla

Semantic Categories: 
Cultural Content, Credit: 

Xitlali Torres


habla, hablar, volutas

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

Matrícula de Huexotzinco, folio 485r, World Digital Library,

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).