The presentation of the book “Malintzin itlahtol” by Refugio Nava Nava, during the cultural event "Languages across divides" at the University of Warsaw.
„Malintzin Itlahtol” is the first publication in modern Nahuatl in standardized orthography based on colonial orthography and contemporary linguistic knowledge about morphology. It is also the first book in „Totlahtol” series and children´s subseries „Toconehuan”, edited by Dr. Justyna Olko and Dr. John Sullivan. The author Dr. Refugio Nava Nava is a professor at the University of Tlaxcala and conducts research on preservation and revitalization of Mexican indigenous languages.
The women from the locality of San Francisco Tetlanohcan in Tlaxcala share their views on the language of literature after hearing a fragment of the book “Malintzin Itlahtol”, presented by the author- Refugio Nava Nava. “Malintzin Itlahtol” is the first publication in modern Nahuatl in standardized orthography based on colonial orthography and contemporary linguistic knowledge about morphology.
Refugio Nava Nava, the author of the book "Malintzin Itlahtol", narrates a story about a young man, who has lost his dog in the forest.
“Pandi and the 20 thieves” is a story of a poor woman, who wanders around her village in search of food. One day Pandi witnesses a robbery in one of the houses in the village. She follows the thieves and finds out where they have hidden the stolen goods. When the thieves leave their hiding place, Pandi walks in and discovers a lot of gold. She takes the treasures and pays for her wedding.