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By Pierre Bordreuil

ISBN-10: 1575061538

ISBN-13: 9781575061535

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Pierre Bordreuil and Dennis Pardee are of the best-known students doing examine at the language and texts of the traditional urban of Ugarit (modern inform Ras Shamra). This grammar was once first released in French in 2004 in volumes; and Eisenbrauns is happy to make it on hand now in a corrected and up to date model, in a single quantity, with major improvements. as well as together with the entire details found in the French version, this English variation encompasses a CD with a whole, hyperlinked PDF model of the grammar.

The booklet encompasses a old advent to the texts and language, the ebook incorporates a comic strip of the grammar of Ugaritic, a bibliography, facsimiles (hand-copies) of a couple of texts, and a word list and textual content concordance--in brief, every little thing pupil wishes for entrée into the language. at the CD, as well as the PDF, colour photographs of the entire texts incorporated within the ebook are supplied. The links to the PDF permit the reader to maneuver simply from the dialogue within the grammar to a replica of a textual content to the colour photograph of the textual content and again back, making the cloth even more available and usable for college kids and researchers.

Pierre Bordreuil inaugurated a chair in Ugaritic on the Écoles des langues et civilisations orientales on the Institut catholique de Paris. Dennis Pardee teaches within the Dept. of close to japanese Languages and Civilizations on the Oriental Institute of the collage of Chicago.

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1. 1. Grammatical Case Case markers are suffixed and consist of a combination of vocalic and consonantal elements. A triptotic case system (nominative, genitive, accusative) is used in the singular, a diptotic system (nominative, oblique) in the dual and plural. nom. gen. acc. nom. obl. {rp¡m} = /rapaªima/. There is not a separate case for the expression of the vocative. There are two lexical vocative markers that are placed before the noun, l and y (cf. Arabic ya; see also below, “Particles”), but a noun may be vocative without the use of a lexical marker.

Proclitic and Enclitic Personal Pronouns Proclitic and enclitic pronouns, clearly related historically to the independent forms just cited, are also attested. Historically speaking, finite verbal forms are made up of a pronominal element providing the notion of “person,” plus the verbal element. These pronominal elements were suffixed in the perfective, essentially prefixed in the imperfective: Pf. 1c. 2m. 2f. 3m. 3f. Sg. -t -t -t -W /-a/ -t Du. -ny -tm W -W /-a/ -t Pl. -n -tm -tn -W /-u/ -W /-a/ Impf.

Pl. ). The 3rd-person-singular forms consist of an augmented form of the primitive pronouns, /hu/ Æ /huwa/, /hi/ Æ /hiya/. 2. Proclitic and Enclitic Personal Pronouns Proclitic and enclitic pronouns, clearly related historically to the independent forms just cited, are also attested. Historically speaking, finite verbal forms are made up of a pronominal element providing the notion of “person,” plus the verbal element. These pronominal elements were suffixed in the perfective, essentially prefixed in the imperfective: Pf.

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