Yohual (MH568v)

Yohual (MH568v)
Simplex Glyph

Glyph or Iconographic Image Description: 

This painting of the simplex glyph for the personal name Yohual ("Night") looks like a ball of black strips of something (cloth? reeds?). The ball may be intended as a phonetic complement, given that something round is yahualli and night is yohualli, and they are near homomphones. But what the substance is imagined to be is difficult to ascertain. It is thicker than yarn or cordage.

Description, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Gloss Image: 
Gloss Diplomatic Transcription: 

peo youal

Gloss Normalization: 

Pedro Yohual

Gloss Analysis, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Date of Manuscript: 


Creator's Location (and place coverage): 

Huejotzingo, Puebla, Mexico

Shapes and Perspectives: 

night, noche, dark, black, color negro, oscuro, time, tiempo, redondo

Glyph or Iconographic Image: 
Relevant Nahuatl Dictionary Word(s): 
Glyph/Icon Name, Spanish Translation: 

La Noche

Spanish Translation, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Image Source: 

Matrícula de Huexotzinco, folio 568v, World Digital Library, https://www.loc.gov/resource/gdcwdl.wdl_15282/?sp=216&st=image.

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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