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By Daniel Sivan

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Ugaritic, chanced on in 1929, is a North-West Semitic language, documented on clay drugs (about 1250 texts) and dated from the interval among the 14th and the twelfth centuries B.C.E. The records are of assorted varieties: literary, administrative, lexicological. a number of Ugaritic capsules include parts of a poetic cycle bearing on the Ugaritic pantheon. one other half, the executive files make clear the association of Ugarit, hence contributing tremendously to our knowing of the background and tradition of the biblical and North-West Semitic international. this significant reference paintings, a revised and translated version of the author's Hebrew ebook (Beer Sheva, 1993), offers with the phonology, morphology and syntax of Ugaritic. The ebook includes additionally an appendix with textual content decisions.

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1 1,3) - The reading may be Cya'budu] or Cya'abbidu/yu'abbidu] in the D stem. 172,22) The form can be interpreted either [wa lii or lii/la ya'muru] or [wa lii or lii/la ya'amrniru/yu'ammiru] (see Bordreuil and Caquot 1980:345). The certain examples of 'a for vowelless aleph are limited in number. 611,l). Syllabic spellings confirm that the prefix vowel is a and not i (URUma-a-ba-di[PRU 111, p. 195 A,6] and URUma-ha-diya [PRU VI 79,101). 14 II,35). g. 46,11]). 16,11), which also functions as an adverb (cf.

15,3; the yod seems to be muter lectionis; cf. Liverani 1964:175; de Moor 1965:360; Krahmalkov 1969:264; Dietrich, Loretz and Sanmartin 1974a:471). e. normal Proto-Ugaritic would have been: b tt 'Sr sinn. Since S and S were identical in Ugaritic (most likely pronounced as 9, it is also possible that in the dialect of the scribe who wrote this particular text 4 i', and S were all pronounced the same, either as S or as S (cf. Ullendorf 1962:348-351). For that reason, the scribe evidently used the 0 to represent all three phonemes, which were identical to his ear.

For elision of the prosthetic aleph in the Gt stem imperative, cf. 16 VI,30,42; cf. most recently Tsumura 1991:43 1; for another view that the root is TQG in the G stem, cf. Oberman 1946:244 n. 25 and Blau 1977b:71). 12 II,54; cf. inza, p. 138). g. 6 11,l; cf. the syllabic documentation URUma-a-lpdi [ma'badi/m@adi] (PRU 111, p. 195 A,6) and the noun ma-~'-ba-~dul"town, quay" (Ug 5 137 II,2 1'; contra Huehnergard [1987:279 n. e. ma'badu > mab/zadu). g. 2 I,28; cf. Tsumura 199l:428 with discussion and bibliography; Smith 1994:267, n.

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