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 learn at the language and texts of the traditional urban of Ugarit (modern inform Ras Shamra). This grammar used to be first released in French in 2004 in volumes; and Eisenbrauns is happy to make it to be had now in a corrected and up-to-date model, in a single quantity, with major improvements. as well as together with the entire details found in the French variation, this English version incorporates a CD with a whole, hyperlinked PDF model of the grammar.

The ebook incorporates a old creation to the texts and language, the publication features a caricature of the grammar of Ugaritic, a bibliography, facsimiles (hand-copies) of a few texts, and a word list and textual content concordance--in brief, every thing pupil wishes for entrée into the language. at the CD, as well as the PDF, colour photographs of the entire 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 photograph 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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2016, editio princeps by Caquot and Dalix 2001) refers to the activity of the goddess ºAttartu in the Ra˙banu, modern Nahr al-Kebir, the river that probably delimited the northern border of the region of Arru, which extented from there to the southern border of the Kingdom of Ugarit. ” These three names gathered in a single phrase undoubtedly conveyed in mythological terms the principal regional components of the Kingdom of Ugarit (Bordreuil 1984). A tablet discovered in the excavations of Ras Ibn Hani (RIH 84/13, preliminary edition by Bordreuil in Bordreuil et al.

1c. 2m. 2f. 3m. 3f. Sg. -t -t -t -W /-a/ -t Du. -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.

The Vowels The Ugaritic vocalic system is assumed to have consisted of the six vocalic phonemes reconstructed for Proto-Semitic, /a/, /i/, /u/, /a/, /i/, /u/, to which two secondary long vowels were added by monophthongization, /ê/ ∞ /ay/ and /ô/ ∞ /aw/. , the “Canaanite shift” /a/ Æ /o/). There also were long vowels created by contraction, which correspond to historically long vowels (for example, /iy/ § /î/, /uw/ § /û/). , /ê/ and /ô/). However, it should also be mentioned that this is solely a historical description, and there is no reason to believe that in Ugaritic the quality of /î/ (∞ /iy/) differed from that of /i/ (the original “pure” long vowel).

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