Sumerian Grammar (Handbook of Oriental Studies. Section One, the Near [And] Mi)

Sumerian Grammar (Handbook of Oriental Studies. Section One, the Near [And] Mi)

Dietz Otto Edzard


it sort of feels secure to claim that this "Sumerian Grammar" by way of Professor D.O. Edzard becomes the recent vintage reference within the box. it really is an updated, trustworthy advisor to the language of the Sumerians, the inventors of cuneiform writing within the overdue 4th millennium B.C., and hence crucial individuals to the excessive cultural average of the entire of Mesopotamia and past. Following conventional strains, the "Grammar" describes basic features, origins, linguistic setting, phonetics and phonology, morphology, syntax, and phrasing. Due awareness is given to the symbiosis with Semitic Akkadian, with which Sumerian used to be to shape a veritable linguistic region. With lucid causes of all technical linguistic conception. each one transliteration incorporates its English translation.

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