Mam, a Mayan language spoken by more than 500,000 people in Guatemala, ranked ninth in the top 10 languages spoken in U.S. immigration court last fiscal year.
The Mam are an indigenous people in the western highlands of Guatemala and in south-western Mexico who speak the Mam language. Most Mam ( 617,171 ) live in Guatemala , in the departments of Huehuetenango, San Marcos , and Quetzaltenango.
If you want to surprise someone with an “I love you” in Maya , say “in k’aatech”.
In the Mam language every word must start with a consonant. In the current orthography initial / ʼ / is not written but if a word ever begins with a vowel, the word is treated as if it begin with a / ʼ /.
A collection of useful phrases in Mam , a Mayan language spoken in Chiapas in Mexico and in Quetzaltenango, Huehuetenango and San Marcos in Guatemala. Useful phrases in Mam .
|English||Qyol Mam ( Mam )|
|Hello (General greeting )||Jeeka, ma tzuula (sg) Jeeka, ma chi uula (pl) Ma (reply)|
Mayan languages are spoken by at least 6 million Maya people, primarily in Guatemala, Mexico, Belize, El Salvador and Honduras. Modern Mayan languages descend from the Proto- Mayan language, thought to have been spoken at least 5,000 years ago; it has been partially reconstructed using the comparative method.
(English: I have talent!) is the Polish version of the Got Talent series. Mam talent!
|Presented by||Marcin Prokop Szymon Hołownia|
|Judges||Agnieszka Chylińska Małgorzata Foremniak Agustin Egurrola (2013-) Robert Kozyra (2011–2012) Kuba Wojewódzki (2008–10, 2017 Final)|
|Country of origin||Poland|
|No. of series||12|
There may be as many as six million native speakers of Mayan languages living in Belize, Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador, Mexico and the United States. Most Mayan language speakers prefer their native tongue to Spanish or English. A few Mayan languages are tonal, such as Yucatec Maya .
Other greetings include “buenos días” ( good morning ), “buenas tardes” ( good afternoon), and “buenas noches” ( good evening). Particularly in rural areas, people will greet each other with one of these as they pass each other along the trail, road, or street.