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Oticpolohqueh ce hueyi nahuatlahtolmatini*

29 April 2014

Photo: FIL/Guadalajara



Librado Silva Galeana… one of the great scholars of modern Nahuatl… has passed away. The respected Tlamatini (teacher) toiled for years not only to preserve his own native tongue, assisting in translating basic school texts and legal documents into Mexico’s second language, as well as the works of William Shakespeare.

*The Nahuatl people have lost a great teacher

2 Comments leave one →
  1. Peter Melvoin permalink
    29 April 2014 11:49 pm

    Are there any other write-ups on Librado Silva Galeana?

    I find little background data other than:

    Google translation is inadequate.

    • 30 April 2014 7:55 am

      Most of what I found was in Nahautl. Dictionary writers and translators don’t seem to make the news much.

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