By Linda Schele
the foremost to the learn of the language and heritage of the vintage Maya (A.D. 293–900) is the verb. Maya Glyphs: The Verbs is a complete examine of the verb morphology and syntax of the Maya writing system.
Linda Schele's precis of technique makes on hand in one position many very important discoveries and methods to the Maya language. Hers is the 1st sourcebook to incorporate so wide quite a number dates and to spot for the 1st time such a lot of Maya rulers and events.
The admirably lucid textual content offers a good creation to Maya hieroglyphics for the newbie, and, for the skilled Mayanist, it bargains a desirable clarification of technique, together with paraphrasing, and significant information regarding syntactical constructions, certain verbal structures, and literary conventions.
Schele's vast catalog of identified verbal words turns out to be useful for various reasons. since it is equipped in accordance with verbal affix styles, it offers the one to be had resource for the distribution of such styles within the writing method. whilst it registers the date of every occasion, its agent and sufferer (if recorded), the commitment date of the monument on which the glyphs ensue, and a pictorial representation, instead of a T-number transcription, of every instance. vast notes treating difficulties of relationship, interpretation, and dynastic details comprise theories concerning the which means and serve as of the occasions recorded within the Maya inscriptions.