Early Grammars

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Mesoamerican Literature - Post Conquest Literatures Written in Latin Script
... acquired good dominance of the indigenous languages and often even composed grammars and dictionaries of the indigenous languages ... These early grammars of native languages systematized the reading and writing of indigenous languages in their own time and help us understand them today ... The most widely known early grammars and dictionaries are of the Aztec language, Nahuatl ...

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