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Aids to the Study of the Maya Codices (Illustrated)

Aids to the Study of the Maya Codices (Illustrated)

ByCyrus Thomas

“It is apparent to every one who has carefully studied these manuscripts that any attempt to decipher them on the supposition that they contain true alphabetic characters must end in failure. Although enough has been ascertained to render it more than probable that some of the characters are phonetic symbols, yet repeated trials have shown beyond any reasonable doubt that Landa’s alphabet furnishes little or no aid in deciphering them, as it is evidently based on a misconception of the Maya graphic system. If the manuscripts are ever deciphered it must be by long and laborious comparisons and happy guesses, thus gaining point by point and proceeding slowly and cautiously step by step."

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Publication Date
Jan 15, 2014
Language
English
ISBN
9781304808059
Category
History
Copyright
All Rights Reserved - Standard Copyright License
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By (author): Cyrus Thomas

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EPUB

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