|San Jeronimo Acazulco Otomi|
|Region||Ocoyoacac, Mexico State|
|150 (2011)|
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San Jeronimo Acazulco Otomi, or Ocoyoacac Otomí, is a moribund and seriously endangered dialect of the Otomi language spoken by a hundred or so people in the town of San Jerónimo Acazulco in Ocoyoacac, Mexico State.
Only people born before c. 1950 are fluent, and all of them speak Spanish on a daily basis. Acazulco Otomi has been classified as Eastern Otomi by Lastra (2006). It is more conservative, and closer to Eastern Highland Otomi, than is neighboring Tilapa Otomi. There are revitalization efforts underway.
Acazulco Otomi has ejective consonants as well as aspirated stops which correspond to fricatives in other varieties of Otomi, and is similar to reconstructions of the Proto-Otomi language.
- (Spanish) Lastra, Yolanda (2006). Los Otomies – Su lengua y su historia. Universidad Nacional Autonoma de México, Instituto de investigaciones Antropológicas. ISBN 978-970-323388-5.
- Turnbull, Rory; Pharao Hansen, Magnus & DItte Boeg Thomsen. 2011, How a moribund dialect can contribute to the bigger picture: Insights from Acazulco Otomí (audio of presentation)
- Ndöö́ngüǘ yühǘ: Guía de aprendizaje principiante del idioma otomí de San Jerónimo Acazulco, Estado de México
- Pharao Hansen, Magnus. 2012. Kinship in the Past Tense: Language, Care and Cultural Memory in a Mexican Community
- Pharao Hansen, Magnus; Turnbull, Rory & Ditte Boeg Thomsen. 2011, From academic salvage linguistics to community-based documentation in only three weeks: Report from a collective and interdisciplinary fieldwork on Acazulco Otomi
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