a word from Vocabulary Otomi
In the glosses of the analyzable words full forms were used with their translations in English. No abbreviations were used, either from the Leipzig set of glossing rules or other.
|tsatu̲-kaxjo [tsati = carry; kaxjo = armpit]|
In order to determine the age of a loanword the following criteria were used. We verified if the Spanish loanwords already were attested by Urbano in his Arte breve de la lengua Otomi y vocabulario trilingüe from 1605. And we asked several elder native speakers of Otomí if the Spanish loanwords were borrowed after around 1950 or if they already were used before that year. So we classified the loanwords in three groups:
a. Spanish words attested by Urbano
b. Pre-modern words borrowed before around 1950
c. Modern words borrowed after around 1950