Toztlatoa (MH544v)

Toztlatoa (MH544v)
Compound Glyph

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This compound glyph for the perssonal name Toztlatoa, or Toztlahtoa, with the glottal stop, is attested here as a man's name. The Toz- element is shown with three yellow feathers, suggesting the yellow-headed parrot (toztli). The verb tlatoa (or tlahtoa) is shown with the volutes or speech scrolls that are emerging from the person's mouth just like the feathers. The implication would be a name such as "Yellow-Speak."

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Stephanie Wood

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Creator's Location (and place coverage): 

Huejotzingo, Puebla, Mexico

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Cultural Content, Credit: 

Jeff Haskett-Wood

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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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