Zoquean affixes in Cho’ol


Affix function number of borrowed affixes


Information and examples are from Vásquez Álvarez (2011: 11), who cites Martínez Cruz (2007) and Zavala Maldonado (2007). Evidence for borrowing includes that cognate forms are absent in the Tseltalan languages related to Chol.


1 relative marker

=bä, e.g. bu’ul pulem‑ (bean/burned‑relative) ‘the beans that are burned’, ilekax=bä xixik (beautiful=relative/woman) ‘beautiful woman’, ixim päk’beñ=ba (corn/spoil=relative) ‘corn that is spoiled.’