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Pierre Bordreuil and Dennis Pardee are of the best-known students doing study at the language and texts of the traditional urban of Ugarit (modern inform Ras Shamra). This grammar was once first released in French in 2004 in volumes; and Eisenbrauns is happy to make it on hand now in a corrected and up to date model, in a single quantity, with major improvements. as well as together with all the info found in the French variation, this English version contains a CD with an entire, hyperlinked PDF model of the grammar.

The e-book incorporates a ancient advent to the texts and language, the e-book features a comic strip 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 little thing scholar wishes for entrée into the language. at the CD, as well as the PDF, colour photographs of all the texts integrated within the e-book are supplied. The links to the PDF permit the reader to maneuver simply from the dialogue within the grammar to a duplicate of a textual content to the colour photograph of the textual content and again back, making the cloth even more available and usable for college students 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 japanese Languages and Civilizations on the Oriental Institute of the collage of Chicago.

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Sg. Du. Pl. , attached to transitive verbs). The first set is distributed according to the case of the singular noun to which the genitive suffix is attached (nom. /acc. = -y); the -W form is assumed to have arisen through syncope (/-uya/ Æ long vowel usually reconstructed as /-î/). , orthographic -W), -y only appearing in the genitive. As with the independent and prefixed pronominal elements, most of the dual forms were apparently differentiated from identically written plural forms by vocalic pattern.

The divine names ™rßy / ªarßay/, †ly /†allay/, and pdry /pidray/, all daughters of Baºlu, the divine title hbly /hablay/ that expresses a manifestation of the god ºAnatu, and the common noun mr˙y /mur˙ay/ ‘weapon’). 3. 34 Historical Introduction and Grammar The available data are equivocal on whether nouns of the qatl/qitl/qutl type have monosyllabic or bisyllabic bases in the plural (as in Hebrew: /melek/ ∞ /malk/, /m´lakim/ ∞ /malak-/). Either the bisyllabic plural base was developing from a monosyllabic one (Sivan 1992), or the plural was already bisyllabic in proto-Ugaritic, and the second vowel was eventually elided in Ugaritic (Huehnergard 1987: 304–7).

And ºsr¡d, ‘10 times’, are currently attested. [003]+ i 16–20), one finds a series of D-stem passive feminine participles of denominative verbs formed from numbers, designating a series of women: mtltt, mrbºt, mhmst, mtdtt, msbºt ‘the third one . . the seventh one’. From context, these forms refer back to mtrht (line 13) ‘the married one’, namely, ‘the third woman (taken in marriage)’, ‘the fourth . ’, etc. These words are thus neither fractions nor multiplicatives, as has often been claimed.

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