May. 12th, 2007

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‘x’ is pronounced like English ‘sh’: see ‘Tlaxcala’, ‘Malinalxochitl’

‘tl’ at the beginning of Nahuatl words is pronounced like ‘tl’ in ‘atlas’. But in everyday speech at the end of words like Popocatepetl’ and ‘Nahuatl’, the ‘l’ tends to disappear.

‘z’ is pronounced ‘’s’ as in ‘so’; see ‘Moctesuma’, ‘Istaccihuatl’

‘hua’ is pronounced ‘wah’; as in ‘Cihuacoatl’ (See-hua-co-what).

‘ch’ in words like Tenochtitlan and Malinche is pronounced as in English ‘church’




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