|Pages: 425||Width: 6.00 inches.|
|Publication Date: 12/2002||Height: 8.80 inches.|
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A unique reference to the writing system of ancient Maya, featuring over 1,200 hieroglyphs or glyph compounds. Each entry includes the hieroglyph, its phonetic spelling, Mayan equivalent, part of speech, and meaning, ordered alphabetically by phonetic spelling. Includes multiple indices for cross-referencing by language, subject, grammatical function, visual elements, and T-numbers.
Aimed at anyone interested in the subject, and in particular newcomers to decipherment and travelers to the Maya area, it presents a convenient inventory of basic glyphs signs, together with cross-references that identify specific categories of hieroglyphs and subject matter. Scholars will find the dictionary useful as an easily accessible reference to a broad range of hieroglyphs, including some of the more recent and cutting-edge decipherments. This dictionary tries to make decipherment of the script more accessible while providing a useful tool for future exploration of the glyphic texts.
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About the author(s)
John Montgomery is an epigrapher and illustrator whose publications include How to Read Maya Hieroglyphs, an introduction to the hieroglyphic writing system, and Tikal: An Illustrated History, a political history of the ancient Maya capital.