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Title: Gramática del Idioma Cachiquel
Written By: Carlos J. Rosales
Edited By: Daniel Sánchez García
URL: www.lincom-shop.eu
Series Title: LINCOM Americana

Múltiples y de índole diversa son los motivos que nos inducen a publicar la
presente Gramática o "Arte de la lengua Cachiquel," como la llama su autor.
Nadie razonablemente pondrá en tela de juicio que la lengua indígena de
Guatemala, en sus tres principales ramas, Quiché, Cachiquel y Zutuhil,
constituye una de las fuentes más caudalosas y cristalinas de la literatura
hispano-americana, merecedora por ende de estudio y admiración, aun
dejado a un lado los al paracer excesivos elogios que le han tributado
notables escritores que llegaran a poseerla con singular maestría (de la

Índice: Alfabeto cachiquel, del nombre, pronombres, adjetivos, sustantivos y
como se rigen, modo de sustantivar los adjetivos, comparativos y
superlativos, verbo sustantivo, partículas, conjugación de los verbos activos,
verbales pasivos, gerundios, acusativos para los verbos, derivación y
composición de los verbos, de los verbos absolutivos, pasivos, neutros,
instrumentales, frecuentativos, defectivos, adverbios, preposiciones de
ablativo, interjecciones, etc. (re-edition, 1st edition 1748, first re-edition 1919,

Publication Year: 2012
Publisher: Lincom GmbH
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Linguistic Field(s): Historical Linguistics
Language Documentation
Ling & Literature
Native American languages
Subject Language(s): Kaqchikel
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Format: Paperback
ISBN-13: 9783862880744
Pages: 128
Prices: Europe EURO 59.80