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A Collection of Zapotec Indigenous Testaments in Translation with Linguistic Analysis and Annotation
Brook Lillehaugen, Haverford College

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Ticha: a digital text explorer for Colonial Zapotec (Web Resources)
Title: Ticha: a digital text explorer for Colonial Zapotec
Author: Brook Danielle Lillehaugen
Author: George Aaron Broadwell
Author: Michel R. Oudijk
Author: Laurie Allen
Abstract: A collection of Colonial Zapotec resources including transcribed texts, translations, and linguistic analyses.
Year: 2015
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Negation in Colonial Valley Zapotec (Article)
Title: Negation in Colonial Valley Zapotec
Author: Carolyn Jane Anderson
Author: Brook Danielle Lillehaugen
Abstract: This paper presents an overview of negation in Colonial Valley Zapotec (CVZ) based on a corpus of texts written in Valley Zapotec between 1565 and 1808. There are four negative markers in CVZ, two bound (ya=, qui=) and two free (aca, yaca). Standard negation employs a negative word and an optional clitic, =ti. Understanding the syntax of an historical form of Valley Zapotec allows us to make some observations about related forms in modern Valley Zapotec languages, in particular San Lucas Quiavini Zapotec (SLQZ). For example, the morpheme =ti, which is required in clausal negation in SLQZ, is not obligatory in any negative constructions in CVZ until around 1800. In Vellon 1808, the youngest text in the corpus, we observe =ti required in one type of clausal negation. This allows us to observe details of the development of the modern Valley Zapotec negation system, including the fact that the remaining changes leading to obligatory =ti in clausal negation in SLQZ must have occurred within the last 200 years.
Year: 2016
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Format: Journal
Periodical Title: Transactions of the Philological Society