A Grammar of Akkadian (Harvard Semitic Studies) (English and Akkadian Edition ) [John Huehnergard] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. A Grammar of Akkadian has 38 ratings and 7 reviews. Jared said: Huehnergard’s grammar is excellent. Divided into 38 lessons with more than ample numbers. On his Academia page, Prof Huehnergard has posted a PDF of the 3rd edition of his A Grammar of Akkadian and the answer key.
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A Grammar of Akkadian
A new appendix F has been added, giving Hebrew and other Semitic cognates of the Akkadian words in the lesson vocabularies. The pagination of the first and second editions has for the most part been retained, apart from the insertion of the new appendix and a few minor deviations elsewhere.
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This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Jun 04, Jared Saltz rated it really liked it. Huehnergard’s grammar is excellent. Divided into 38 lessons with more than ample numbers of exercises, this Akkadian grammar focusing on the Old Babylonian dialect provides an excellent basis for entry into Akkadian texts.
Beginning quite early on, the texts which are translated and provided by the lessons are drawn directly from actual texts such as the Law Collection of Hammurapi, extispacy texts, and even narratives. By the end of the grammar, students are translating directly from the cune Huehnergard’s grammar is excellent.
By the end of the grammar, students are translating directly from the cuneiform signs, as well as normalizing and transliterating other texts. I feel that the attention to text is something that Huehnergard does excellently, and the number and nature of exercises are to be greatly lauded. That said, I do retain a very few small quibbles. More frustrating was the publisher’s decision to break the various columns of LC Hammurapi onto multiple pages, forcing students to jump back and forth between texts, the order of which is never explained.
Other places, Huehnergard differs from the standard von Soden grammar, but does not mention the reasons for his differentiation. But, even with all of these minor quibbles, the grammar is distinctly useful.
All of these help provide numerous tools to the student in helping him learn the language. For those who are seeking to supplement their language work, this would be an excellent grammar for those student who akkadina have a high degree of familiarity with Hebrew. For those who think that this is a massive grammar–you’re right. But we completed the entire grammar in three weeks, so buck up and carry on: Oct 25, John Hinton rated it it was amazing.
I have only used the prepublished version, but it was the textbook for my second year Akkadian class. It was used by the first year class too, but I started with the second year class since first year class was not offered at Harvard that year. Being nervous about not having taken the first year, I was grateful for Professor Huehnergard’s well presented grammar and texts that enabled me to autodidactically catch up with the rest of the class members who had taken the first year course.
It is an I have only used huehnergardd prepublished version, but it was the textbook for my second year Akkadian class.
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It is an excellent text book from an outstanding Semitic language expert that I still have on my shelf even though I am no longer involved directly in assyriology. Having read Gilgamesh in cuneiform with the aid of this textbook was one of my life’s most memorable literary experiences. I’d be interested in acquiring a copy of the published edition.
Feb 11, James rated it it was amazing Shelves: A great introductory text for learning Cuneiform, Akkadian, and Sumerian logograms; however, be prepared for some confusion. The book makes no attempt to ease you into intricate grammar constructs, so be prepared for some hard hitting stuff right off the bat. That being said, you’ll find a lot of valuable lessons that will improve your own grasp of grammar, and on top of that, you’ll get to read one of the first languages to exist in the world, which has a wealth of amazing literature still untr A great introductory text for learning Cuneiform, Akkadian, and Sumerian logograms; however, be prepared for some confusion.
That being said, you’ll find a lot of valuable lessons that will improve your own grasp of grammar, and on top of that, you’ll get to read one of the first languages to exist in the world, which has a wealth of amazing literature still untranslated.
Oh, and you won’t have to start cunieform memorization for a few chapters, so don’t sweat that. Apr 04, Robert Murphy rated it really liked it Shelves: A fantastic resource, but unrealistic to get done, even in a calendar year.
Dialect-wise, he restricts himself to Old Babylonian, but he wants you to learn all the cuneiform from nearly-Sumerian to Neo-Akkadian, which is way to much.
This is a fine book, but nothing something to tackle by yourself. If language books are spectrum, with the left edge being easy to learn but not something you will consult hhehnergard years to come, and the right edge being very difficult but a lifelong references, this book A fantastic resource, but unrealistic to get done, even in a calendar year.
A Grammar of Akkadian (Third Edition)
If language books are spectrum, with the left edge being easy to learn but not something you will consult in years to come, and the right edge being very difficult but a lifelong references, this book is nearly all the way to the right.
Jan 29, Danny Leavins hhehnergard it it akkadlan amazing. This is my favorite grammar to any ancient language that I’ve studied. It opens up the literature of ancient Mesopotamia to all who are interested in history, literature, Bible, etc. It is well written with extensive examples and exercises. Oct 11, Vanttefan rated it really liked it Shelves: Compared to other akkadian grammar text books, it is the most detail and illustated.
I Used this book for a linguistics project, comparing the grammar of Old Babylonian Akk to Classical Arabic, and it hushnergard an immense help.
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