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By Harry A. Hoffner

ISBN-10: 1575061198

ISBN-13: 9781575061191

Hoffner and Melchert's long-awaited paintings is certain to develop into either the normal reference grammar and the most educating instrument for the Hittite language. the 1st quantity features a thorough description of Hittite grammar, grounded in an abundance of textual examples. furthermore, the authors take into consideration an unlimited array of stories on all points of the Hittite language. within the 5 a long time because the e-book of the second one version of Johannes Friedrich's Hethitisches Elementarbuch (1960), our wisdom of Hittite grammar has develop into extra special and nuanced, specially as a result of the variety of new texts on hand and the becoming physique of secondary literature. this primary quantity within the LANE sequence fills a major hole and gives a entire reference for many years to come back.

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

the broadcast grammar quantity is observed by way of a CD-ROM that includes the full textual content of the grammar and educational 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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Every attested occurrence is listed, together with bibliography on each deity. But unlike Laroche’s work, van Gessel’s does not group the various deities according to their ethnic provenience, nor is there much discussion of the deities whose names are catalogued. For this one must consult the recent comprehensive volumes on Hittite religion by Volkert Haas (1994) and Maciej Popko (1995). 1. The Hittite texts were written by professional scribes on clay tablets that were impressed with a stylus and dried in the sun and, to a lesser extent, on metal and on wax-covered wooden writing boards (referred to in the texts as gulzattar or, logographically, GIŠ-5 [= Akk.

GIŠ = Akkadian ḫaṭṭu ‘staff, stick’. - = Akkadian ili ‘of a god’. Ḫattu + ši + ili = the royal name Ḫattušili ! A parade example of a rebus writing (see HE §8c “spielerische Schreibungen”). 50, p. 100). Such hybrid writings are few in number, even if those few words occur frequently. 39. Some Sumerograms prefixed (much less commonly suffixed) to nouns are determinatives. 51 (p. 40. , URUNerik ‘the city Nerik’, ḫaraš MUŠEN ‘eagle’). , ‘man of the spear’) (not LÚ ‘spear belonging to the male class’).

Proper names regularly bear determinatives. , river names (and names of river deities) have prefixed , names of springs and spring deities have prefixed  (or ), city 32. A complete repertoire of these determinatives can be found in HZL. 42 Orthography and Phonology 24 names have prefixed . 33 Male and female personal names have prefixed signs that are rendered by superscripted m and f : (mnemonic for ‘male/masculine’ and ‘female/feminine’) mḪattušiliš, fPuduḫepaš. The m sign is a single vertical wedge usually representing the numeral ‘one’.

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