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SCRM, Sacra, Católica, Real Majestad

SCRM, Sacra, Católica, Real Majestad

Anyone poking around in early modern royal-documents from Spain, particularly from the sixteenth century, will come across “S.C.R.M.”   SCRM comes from SCCRM, a phrase that Charles V of Spain started using when he became the Holy Roman Emperor (Crowned by the Pope in 1530). SCCRM stands for “Sacra Cesárea Católica Real Majestade” (Holy, Imperial, Catholic, Royal Majesty). Under Phillip II SCRM begins to appear, which stands for “Sacra, Católica, Real Majestad” (Holy, Catholic, Royal Majesty).   Now, pick up…

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Getting Acquainted with Nahuatl Nouns

Getting Acquainted with Nahuatl Nouns

If you are a beginner, start with this lesson, and keep in mind that I am discussing Early Modern Nahuatl from the Valley of Mexico, other dialects will vary. Subsequent lessons will build upon this lesson. For tips on how to pronounce Nahuatl, click here. For other Nahuatl resources, click here.   What is a noun? A noun is a word that can be the subject of a clause, or the object (indirect or direct) of a verb. In simple…

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Nahuatl Lesson: Abstract Nouns — the -liztli and -iztli suffixes

Nahuatl Lesson: Abstract Nouns — the -liztli and -iztli suffixes

Abstract nouns – -liztli, and -iztli suffixes This lesson will only cover abstract nouns in Early Modern Nahuatl, not contemporary dialects. An abstract noun is a noun that cannot be seen or touched. It can be a quality (beauty), a state (hope and death), or an idea (freedom and education). The English language, like many others, offers speakers and writers the ability to create abstract nouns from verbs. For example: Obedience from obey Judgment from Judge Death from Die Knowledge…

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Tips on Pronouncing Nahuatl

Tips on Pronouncing 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…

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How to Write an E-mail to Your University Professor or TA

How to Write an E-mail to Your University Professor or TA

Writing an e-mail is an important skill that is necessary for your success in college, and also afterwards once you have joined the workforce.  A well written and professional e-mail is important for several reasons. First, it will help your instructor know exactly who you are, what class you are in, and how to best help you. Second, I find that the old adage of: “you catch more flies with honey than you do with vinegar” rings true. Therefore, a…

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Salutations and Other Basics in Nahuatl

Salutations and Other Basics 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 puedan escuchar a una nativo hablante (Catalina de…

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A Few Animals in Nahuatl from the Huasteca Veracruzana

A Few Animals in Nahuatl from the Huasteca Veracruzana

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 puedan escuchar a una nativo hablante (Catalina de…

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A Video From the Vault: Riverside Newman Center 2012

A Video From the Vault: Riverside Newman Center 2012

I made this video for “Ethnographic Field Methods,” a course in the department of Anthropology at UC Riverside in 2012. I spent three months at the Newman Center conducting ethnographic research. In this video you hear clips of an interview I conducted with Pepsai regarding the Holy Spirit and the Host.

Short Term Research in Mexico and Spain

Short Term Research in Mexico and Spain

I have a post for long-term research in Mexico on a Fulbright, and I imagine it might be useful to some if I posted information regarding a short-term trip. My experience is in Spain and Mexico in historical archives, but I imagine that this information might help people going to the same countries doing non-historical research and perhaps for people going to other countries as well. VISA: You essentially do not need a visa for short trips if you do…

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