How to Pronounce Colors and Numbers in Nahuatl

How to Pronounce Colors and Numbers in Nahuatl

This page is intended for academic use as a tool to help students hear a native speaker of Nahuatl (Catalina de la Cruz Cruz) pronounce words and phrases. None of the files on this page or the rest of the site should be used without prior consent, and can never be used for commercial purposes.

Esta página fue creada para uso académico solamente con el fin de que los estudiantes del náhuatl pueden escuchar a una nativo hablante (Catalina de la Cruz Cruz) pronunciar palabras y frases. Ninguna parte de esta página o sitio se puede usar sin consentimiento previo y expreso. Ninguna parte se podrá usar para propósitos comerciales.

 

Numbers – Numeros

The pronunciations contained in this section were recorded in the style of la Huasteca Veracruzana. Other variants (i.e., dialects) of Nahuatl might vary in certain constructions or pronunciation, but most are very similar. It is also important to note that the Nahua counting system, like most Mesoamerican systems, is vigesimal. In other words, it is a system that goes by 20, unlike decimal Western counting systems that go by 10. Here you are given the first set of 20 numbers, in a future post you will see higher powers.


0

      yonce

1

      ce

2

      ome

3

      eyi

4

      nahui

5

      macuilli

6

      chicuace

7

      chicome

8

      chicueyi

9

      chiucnahui

10

      mahtlactli

11

      mahtlactli-huan-ce

12

      mahtlactli-huan-ome

13

      mahtlactli-huan-eyi

14

      mahtlactli-huan-nahui

15

      caxtolli

16

      caxtolli-huan-ce

17

      caxtolli-huan-ome

18

      caxtolli-huan-eyi

19

      caxtolli-huan-nahui

20

      cempohualli

 

Colors – Colores

Again, the pronunciations and conventions contained in this section were done in the style of la Huasteca Veracruzana, which might vary starkly with other dialects in this particular subject.


Red/Rojo

      chichiltic

Purple/Morado

      camohtic

Brown/ Café

      cafentic

Blue/Azul

      azultic

Transparent/Transparente

      atzalantic

Orange/Anaranjado

      achilcoz

Black/Negro

      yayahuic

Green/Verde

      xoxoctic

Grey/Gris

      tenextic

Multicolor

      cuicuiltic

Pink/Rosa

      cuahuencho

Yellow/Amarillo

      coztic

Beige

      chocoxtic

White/Blanco

      chipahuac

 

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