Pronouncing Aztec Names


I swear this is the hardest thing ever.

We’re learning about the Aztecs in Social Studies (History, I guess) and all these names are driving me crazy:

  • Huitzilopochtli
  • Tenochtitlan
  • Tezcatlipoca
  • Quetzalcoatl
  • Abwelytilpqu

Okay, the last one isn’t actually real, but you get the point.

I mean it, try saying it OUT LOUD.

Try saying it FAST.

Try saying it FIFTEEN TIMES FAST.

You can’t. It’s impossible.

This should be a test question: How do you pronounce Tezcatlipoca?

EVERY STUDENT WILL FAIL.

😛

-Kitty

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