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The first section is a description of the linguistic features found in texts which date prior to the end of the Eighth Baktun, which occured on 11 December AD 435. 0 (AD 534). 0 (AD 534 to AD 633). The dividing lines between each section are, like the division between Early and Late Classic, falsely precise (down to the day). But, with the understanding that the finely drawn line should be a broad grey band, they are useful divisions, as each time period can be generally characterized by the types of features introduced into the corpus during that span.

The men went climbing up high on the mountain. (b) E ixik ut'ab'se upik twa' anumuy ta ja'. La mujer levanta su falda para cruzar el agua. The woman raises her skirt to cross over the water. 2 THE INTRANSITIVE ROOT HUL The other intransitive root attested in the Eighth Baktun inscriptions is hul to arrive’. This root is firmly deciphered and clearly and consistently an intransitive root. It is most commonly found as‘ Glyph D’ in the so-called‘ Lunar Series’. The earliest example of this is most likely on one of a pair of bone tubes in a collection in New York (Stuart et al.

Total Number of Early Classic Inscriptions Produced Per Site. 23 Tikal, with 30 known and provenanced Early Classic inscriptions still holds the record. Surprisingly, however, Copan, with 29 inscriptions, is virtually as productive as Tikal, in spite of the fact that the earliest inscription from Copan, the Motmot Floor Marker, associated with the cities founder, Yax K’uk’ Mo’, and probably commissioned by his son (Martin and Grube 2000), dates to AD 435. Even with a two hundred year head start, Tikal is almost eclipsed by the comparatively late-rising power, Copan.

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