A Manual of Ugaritic by Pierre Bordreuil

By Pierre Bordreuil

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Pierre Bordreuil and Dennis Pardee are of the best-known students doing study 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 all the info found in the French variation, this English variation contains a CD with a whole, hyperlinked PDF model of the grammar.

The publication encompasses a old advent to the texts and language, the publication encompasses a caricature 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 thing scholar wishes for entrée into the language. at the CD, as well as the PDF, colour images of all the 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 picture of the textual content and again back, making the cloth even more obtainable 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 jap Languages and Civilizations on the Oriental Institute of the college of Chicago.

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The language of at least one text written in this system, discovered in Lebanon at SarafandSarepta, has been identified as Phoenician (Greenstein 1976; Bordreuil 1979). Though the abecedary in South Arabian order consists of the same number of signs as the basic consonantal repertory of the long alphabet, it shows several variant sign forms and was not, therefore, a simple reorganization of the Ugaritic alphabet along South Arabian lines. Because only abecedaries are attested in this version of the alphabet, one can only speculate as to the language that it was used to convey.

Ny -tm W -W /-a/ -t Pl. -n -tm -tn -W /-u/ -W /-a/ Impf. 1c. 2m. 2f. 3m. 3f. Sg. ª ttyy- Du. ntty-/tt- Pl. du. -ny (also attested as a genitive enclitic) is apparently an archaic retention in Ugaritic. Other dual forms indicated were apparently differentiated from identically written plural forms (or singular in the case of the 3f. ) by vocalic pattern. pl. in the other Semitic languages are too disparate to propose a Ugaritic form using comparative data. Huehnergard (1997: 219) thinks he has found support for the form /-nu/.

003]+ i 16–20), one finds a series of D-stem passive feminine participles of denominative verbs formed from numbers, designating a series of women: mtltt, mrbºt, mhmst, mtdtt, msbºt ‘the third one . . the seventh one’. From context, these forms refer back to mtrht (line 13) ‘the married one’, namely, ‘the third woman (taken in marriage)’, ‘the fourth . ’, etc. These words are thus neither fractions nor multiplicatives, as has often been claimed. , the numeral and the noun are in apposition) or in the genitive case (/talatu labusima/; see Blau 1972: 78–79).

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