Sumerian grammar

  • Boston, MA : Brill 2003
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1 online resource (215 p.)
  • 1-280-46683-9
  • 9786610466832
  • 1-4175-0600-8
  • 90-474-0340-1
  • Description based upon print version of record.
  • Includes bibliographical references (p. [181]-185) and index.
  • Reproduction available: Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, MI : ProQuest, 2015. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest affiliated libraries.
  • Original electronic resource. Palo Alto, Calif. : ebrary,
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  • Available in electronic full text to members of the University via the Library web catalogue.
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  • Contents; Preface; Abbreviations; CHAPTER ONE: The Sumerian Language; CHAPTER TWO: How we read Sumerian; CHAPTER THREE: Minimalia of Sumerian phonology and syllabic structure; CHAPTER FOUR: The ""word"" in Sumerian, parts of speech; CHAPTER FIVE: Substantives; CHAPTER SIX: Adjectives; CHAPTER SEVEN: Determination, specification: demonstrative particles; CHAPTER EIGHT: Overview of the sequence of particles for possession, number and case; CHAPTER NINE: Pronouns; CHAPTER TEN: Numerals; CHAPTER ELEVEN: Adverbs; CHAPTER TWELVE: The verb
  • CHAPTER THIRTEEN: Post-nominal and/or post-verbal particles other than case particles (5.4)CHAPTER FOURTEEN: Conjunctions and subjunctions; CHAPTER FIFTEEN: Exclamations; CHAPTER SIXTEEN: Emesal; CHAPTER SEVENTEEN: The Sumero-Akkadian linguistic area; CHAPTER EIGHTEEN: Summary-and what is still missing?; Bibliography; Index
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  • Drawing on introductory courses in Sumerian he taught for many years, Edzard (emeritus, Assyriology, Munich U.) commences his descriptive grammar of the general characteristics and specific features of the language of the inventors of cuneiform writing with his views on the ""hopeless"" debate over the language's linguistic affiliation. After describ