-Mayan Hieroglyphs

Catalogo Alfabetico de los Nombres de Lugar pertenecientes al idoma “Nahuatl” Studio Jeroglifico Nombres Geograficos de Mexico.

Many ancient languages combine ideographs and logographs, single symbols representing words or phrases, with phonetics, making translation difficult. Examples of such linguistic systems can be found in a number of the languages from Mesoamerica, including Mayan hieroglyphs. The Mayan system is similar to Egyptian hieroglyphs, which translator Jean-Francois Champollion determined to be a combination of phonetic alphabet and symbols of ideas.

Lehigh University Catalog Record: https://asa.lib.lehigh.edu/Record/262337

Antonio Penafiel.
Catalogo Alfabetico de los Nombres de Lugar pertenecientes al idoma “Nahuatl” Studio Jeroglifico Nombres Geograficos de Mexico.
Mexico: Oficina Tip. De la Secretaria de Fomento, 1885.