Chatino, Western HighlandConjugate Verbs
- Language: Chatino, Western Highland
- Alternate names: Cha’t-An, Chatino Central, Chatino de la Zona Alta Occidental, Sierra Occidental Chatino
- Language code: ctp
- Language family: Otomanguean, Eastern Otomanguean, Popoloca-Zapotecan, Zapotecan, Chatino, Core Chatino, Coastal Chatino, Eastern Chatino
- Number of speakers: 16,000 (2000 INALI). 6,000 monolinguals (1990 census).
- Vulnerability: Vulnerable [Read more...]
- Script: Latin script.
Highland Chatino is an indigenous Mesoamerican language, one of the Chatino family of the Oto-Manguean languages. Dialects are rather diverse; Ethnologue 16 counts them as three languages as follows:
- Eastern Highland Chatino
- Western Chatino
- Nopala Chatino
The Chatino, Western Highland VerbVerbs in Chatino inflect for four aspect-mood values: Completive, Potential, Habitual and Progressive (also known as ‘Continuous’ or ‘Continuative’). Verbs have different stems for each of these values. Tones plays a major role in the making of inflection, both in the marking of aspect-mood distinctions and in the marking of the person of the subject.