English to Yucatec Maya Translation Services
Yucatec Maya, also called Maya, is the third-most widely spoken language in Mexico after Spanish and Nahuatl. It is spoken by about 6,000 people in Belize as well as 800,000 more in Southern Mexico and is the mother tongue for large swaths of the population in the Mexican states of Yucatán, Campeche, and Quintana Roo.
While the majority of its speakers also know Spanish to some degree, Yucatec Maya is still the language of daily communication for many in the Yucatán Peninsula. As many people feel more comfortable using Yucatec Maya, Spanish translation alone is not enough to reach this audience. TranslationServices.com is here to help bridge this gap.
Yucatec Maya is a Mayan language (like Itza and Mopan) that has been largely influenced by Nahuatl. Today, it’s the second-most widely spoken Mayan language after K’iche’. With Yucatec Maya being part of the Mayan language family, words in the language tend to be based on monosyllabic roots with several suffixes appended. Additionally, Yucatec Maya has different ways of expressing tense that are somewhat similar to the grammar of Mandarin and Guaraní.
Instead of using grammatical tense like English does, Yucatec Maya expresses the time of an event through the aspect of the verb, that is, how complete the action is. As a result, Yucatec Maya usually omits time-related words such as “before” and “after” and instead relies on context. While this feature can be quite tricky for the inexperienced, our translators are deeply familiar with transferring a range of different texts and materials into Yucatec Maya.
Materials We Provide Yucatec Maya Translations For
Online content. In recent years, the use of Mayan languages has surged online, and that trend shows no sign of slowing down. To help businesses and organizations reach a new audience on the Internet, our team manages Yucatec Maya translations for online content including retail sites, information and government pages, blogs, and more.
General documents. We can provide Yucatec Maya translations for a number of industries and domains, transforming materials including technical documents, manuals, brochures, advertising, and more into Yucatec Maya.
Reach a new readership in Merida, Kanasin, and Timizin in their own language. Our English to Yucatec Maya translation team can help with a range of materials.
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