On the other hand, on the famous Tizoc Stone which commemorates his military conquests, his name is drawn as a leg with dots.
Nevertheless, there are many instances — and even whole documents — in which unglossed signs have remained undeciphered. One might find that from the previous examples the Aztec writing system is complicated and not straightforward to modern eyes. So here comes my attempt to describe the current debates within the field of Nahua writing studies.
Once again the grammatical ending -c is omitted.
There was no alphabet, but puns also contributed to recording sounds of the Aztec language. A morphogram is a semantic sign representing a discrete unit of meaning morpheme or a compound of such, while a phonogram is a phonetic sign representing a linguistic sound phone or sequence of sounds.
As a result, the documents on perishable materials that we have today are of Colonial date, as copies of Prehispanic works or as fresh creations for a variety of needs, political, historical and economic. Aztec Writing: Vigesimal Number System Aztec writing had its own number system which used 20 as its base.
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This awareness, however, has been almost entirely limited to the study of the Classic Maya script, which, as we have steadily grown to understand over the last four decades, was a full-fledged system with many features typical of writing in other regions of the globe.
Furthermore, rebus usage is simply a subcategory of phonetic usage, and it should not be forgotten that it is the function, not the origin, of a sign that determines its classi- fication, as Lacadena himself admits a: 6 fn. No, said Zender.