Estudios de cultura maya
versão impressa ISSN 0185-2574
MELENDEZ GUADARRAMA, Lucero. Una propuesta de análisis lingüístico-poético de cuatro de los Cantares de Dzitbalché. Estud. cult. maya [online]. 2008, vol.32, pp. 201-222. ISSN 0185-2574.
The research on the Cantares of Dzitbalché from a linguistic-poetic perspective enables mayanist to consider these texts as a register of a language with special formal characteristics. Based on the Roman Jakobson proposal, it is possible to appreciate that in the Cantares there is a predominance of the poetic function over the rest of the functions of the language and it is manifested with literary figures as the anaphora, parallelism and alliteration. Through phonic and syntactic resources, the axis of selection and combination interact and give us as a result marked linguistic forms. The aspects related with the translation of the literary figures of the indigenous texts are discussed in this article as well. Furthermore, I propose a phonetic transcription of the text that is more related to the characteristics of the spoken Maya Yucatec than those employed in the colonial register.