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free download ☆ E-book, or Kindle E-pub ↠ John Huehnergard An Introduction to Ugaritic summary Ë 9 Highly respected linguist John Huehnergard brings his command of and vast knowledge in the field of comparative Semitic linguistics to this introductory grammar Every aspect of the grammar is enriched by his broad understanding while maintaining an unexcelled. Very clear well written grammar I enjoyed this one very much However not being an expert in Ugaritic I cannot offer a good critiue of it This is purely my feelings on the book

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free download ☆ E-book, or Kindle E-pub ↠ John Huehnergard An Introduction to Ugaritic summary Ë 9 Directness and order to the learning of the fundamental grammar of Ugaritic Designed for students already familiar with Biblical Hebrew this grammar contains the information necessary to help them become proficient in Ugaritic and includes exercises to assist. Note This book was provided free of charge by Hendrickson Publishers All thoughts and opinions are my ownWhat would lead someone to want to introduce themselves to Ugaritic an extinct member of the Semitic language family that was spoken and for at least a couple generations written in an unusual cuneiform alphabet in the city of Ugarit on the coast of present day Syria For one the language itself is fairly similar to biblical Hebrew and not that much distant from Arabic and contains a great deal of influence from Akkadian the first known written Semitic language For another although most known Ugaritic texts are either letters from elites legal texts or heathen religious writings about Baal and other false gods the language does help explain some difficult passages within biblical Hebrew and also provides some of the context of the heathen religious beliefs that the Bible is written against and some expressions that were appropriated by the Israelites in the psalms and also another manifestation of the parallelism that is so characteristic of Hebrew poetry So if you are a fond student or scholar of ancient near est texts 1 who enjoys learning foreign languages 2 this is a worthwhile and enjoyable book to read to introduce oneself to UgariticAlthough this book is fairly short at less than 250 pages the author manages to include a lot of material of interest to the reader The author begins by introducing the Ugaritic language the city of Ugarit itself the texts and genres found in that language tools and resources as well as the relationship between Ugaritic and biblical studies before discussing the scope and material of the book itself After this the author has chapters on the orthography phonology vowels and consonants morphology pronouns nouns and adjectives numerals verbs prepositions and prepositional phrases adverbs existential presentation and clitic particles and conjunctions syntax including sections on verbless clauses word order and agreement apposition coordination and subordination and clausetense seuences and the features of Ugaritic poetic texts After this the author gives the reader the chance to work through translating some sample letters legal texts administrativeeconomic texts as well as two of the important historical and religious writings found in Ugaritic before including a helpful glossary and a bibliography for future reading AFter this the author includes a Ugaritic alphabetic script by John Ellioson the answer key to the practice exercises included and some paradigms for handling various cases and tenses including the obliue case for pronouns and prenominal suffixes for nouns The end of the book contains a large number of plates that show Ugaritic tablets as well as photos of the area of Ugarit for those readers who wish to get the most out of this volumeWho would find a book like this useful or beneficial Someone with some familiarity with biblical Hebrew and an interest in comparative studies of literature will find a book like this to be a handy introductory volume to a language that is a lot like biblical Hebrew and shows the strong influence of Akkadian This is the sort of book that is useful both for individual study for a scholar interested in ancient Near East languages as well as for coursework on ancient Semitic languages at a seminar or university level If you are the sort of person who is fascinated with understanding the context and nature of consonant shifts in Semitic languages which is related to the meaning of words and want to become familiar with another language related to ancient Hebrew that has some intriguing literature in it mostly from elite sources and a few scribal hands Ugaritic is a worthwhile language and this is a worthwhile book for instruction one that will likely encourage many readers to take advantage of the many other resources that the author helpfully praises and discusses1 See for example2 See for example

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free download ☆ E-book, or Kindle E-pub ↠ John Huehnergard An Introduction to Ugaritic summary Ë 9 In learning basic grammar before commencing work with the actual Ugaritic texts It is set apart from other grammar books by its immense understanding of comparative Semitic grammar and the concise and accurate manner in which Huehnergard presents the informati. My scant contributions to this project are the tree of ancient languages found on page two and a little proofing here and there but it left me inordinately proud especially when I read things like Huehnergard s introduction is now the best introductory volume for learning Ugaritic JESOT 31This book is exactly the kind of thing that I want to see going forward in scholarship continued attention to ancient languages and historical linguistics and whenever I get to be a part of facilitating work like this it gets me excited about this whole editorial thing

  • Hardcover
  • 250
  • An Introduction to Ugaritic
  • John Huehnergard
  • English
  • 03 April 2019
  • 9781598568202