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Reply to: A Phonetic Version of the Maya Glyph for North

  • Clemency Chase Coggins (a1)
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This paper acknowledges the validity of Closs's phonetic reading of north as xaman in the Classic Mayan inscriptions, while not accepting his separation of north from up and the zenith direction.

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Bricker, V. R. 1983 Directional Glyphs in Maya Inscriptions and Codices. American Antiquity 48 : 347353.
Brotherston, G. 1976 Mesoamerican Description of Space II : Signs for Direction. Ibero-Amerikanisches Archiv, N. F. 2(1) : 3962.
Coggins, C. C. 1980 The Shape of Time : Some Political Implications of a Four-part Figure. American Antiquity 45 : 727739.
Gossen, G. H. 1974 Chamulas in the World of the Sun : Time and Space in Maya Oral Tradition. Harvard University Press, Cambridge.
Watanabe, J. M. 1983 In the World of the Sun : A Cognitive Model of Mayan Cosmology. Man 18 : 710-728. Clemency

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  • Clemency Chase Coggins (a1)
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