Manifold are its uses, but to the Otomi its value is chiefly in two directions.
The employer was unable to communicate with the people who spoke Otomi, Coro, or Chichimc.
It would be pleasant to have faith in President Diaz' solution of the Otomi problem, but to me it seems doubtful.
More has been written on the Otomi than any other language of these parts; the proper Mexican not excepted.
But that the Otomi, the Triqui, or the Mixe, should be made over by the schools is doubtful.
The first shows that the Otomi, as compared with the monosyllabic languages of Asia, en masse, has several words in common.
The following table, the result of a very limited collation gives some miscellaneous affinities for the Otomi.
For further criticism see the remarks on the Otomi language.
A great complication in the philological ethnography, is introduced by the Otomi dialects.
Two years before, just as my work was ending, we were in the great Otomi town of Huixquilucan, in the state of Mexico.