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By Harry A. Hoffner

ISBN-10: 1575061198

ISBN-13: 9781575061191

Hoffner and Melchert's long-awaited paintings is certain to turn into either the traditional reference grammar and the most instructing device for the Hittite language. the 1st quantity features a thorough description of Hittite grammar, grounded in an abundance of textual examples. furthermore, the authors have in mind an enormous array of stories on all points of the Hittite language. within the 5 a long time because the book of the second one variation of Johannes Friedrich's Hethitisches Elementarbuch (1960), our wisdom of Hittite grammar has turn into extra exact and nuanced, in particular as a result variety of new texts to be had and the becoming physique of secondary literature. this primary quantity within the LANE sequence fills a major hole and gives a complete reference for many years to return.

the second one quantity, to be had here, is an instructional that comprises a sequence of graded classes with illustrative sentences for the scholar to translate. the academic is keyed to the reference grammar and gives broad notes.

the broadcast grammar quantity is observed by means of a CD-ROM that includes the full textual content of the grammar and instructional in searchable, cross-referenced, and hyperlinked shape.

Errata: Minor corrections, that have been included into the second one printings of either the Grammar and the academic (December, 2008 â€" January, 2009), can be found here for download.

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Com. and pl. -acc. 3, p. 143), -še > -ši ‘to him/her’. The present first-singular ḫiconjugation ending is often -ḫé in OS, but in post-OH always -ḫi. The first two examples 40.  - D - accidentally omitted from the line following iš-ta-ma-aš-ša-du inserted by the scribe between [ḫu-u-ma-]an-te-iš and iš-tama-aš-ša-du, all of which the copyist Weber misunderstood and miscopied. There is, therefore, no example of plene writing of this “prothetic” vowel in Hittite. 41. There is no proof for prothetic i- with initial *sm-.

82 (p. 115). 15. me-e-ek-e-eš is OH. 198 i 1ʹ) (for išpantuzziaššar); thus also the interesting pres. sg. 90:8) (for tiyēzzi in dupl. 105 ii 12ʹ) (for kappuezzi). 78, pp. 83, p. 35). 13. Syllabically written Hittite, Luwian, and Hurrian words are always written in lowercase italic letters (Hittite e-eš-zi ‘he is’, Luwian zi-la-ti-ya ‘in the future’, Hurrian al-la-ni ‘the Lady’), Akkadograms in upper case italic letters (-- ‘word’), and Sumerograms in upper case non-italic letters ( ‘king’).

In the plural.  as MUNUS.  ‘gold’ (without prejudice as to its probable Sumerian pronunciation) instead of . Sumerian scribes created sign complexes in which one sign was inscribed inside another. 15 cedure need not concern us here, but the Sumerian pronunciation of such groups was usually not a sum of the components:  (‘mouth’) with inscribed  (‘water’) was read as the verb  ‘to drink’. , ). If there is uncertainty about the pronunciation, the complex is written as ×, with the framing/container sign first, followed by the inscribed/contained sign second, the latter preceded by a multiplication sign.

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