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Sumerian grammar

Author: Dietz Otto Edzard
Publisher: Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2003.
Series: Handbuch der Orientalistik., Erste Abteilung,, Nahe und der Mittlere Osten ;, 71. Bd.
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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.
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Edzard, Dietz Otto.
Sumerian grammar.
Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2003
(DLC) 2003049567
(OCoLC)51944565
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Dietz Otto Edzard
ISBN: 1417506008 9781417506002 9047403401 9789047403401
OCLC Number: 55505890
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2011. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (xviii, 191 pages).
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
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.
Series Title: Handbuch der Orientalistik., Erste Abteilung,, Nahe und der Mittlere Osten ;, 71. Bd.
Responsibility: by Dietz Otto Edzard.

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The Sumerian Grammar by Professor D.O. Edzard will become a classic. An up-to-date, reliable guide to the language of the Sumerians, the inventors of cuneiform writing in the late 4th millennium B.C.  Read more...

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