By Pierre Bordreuil
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 the entire info found in the French version, this English version incorporates a CD with an entire, hyperlinked PDF model of the grammar.
The booklet encompasses a historic advent to the texts and language, the publication encompasses a comic strip of the grammar of Ugaritic, a bibliography, facsimiles (hand-copies) of a couple of texts, and a word list and textual content concordance--in brief, every little thing scholar wishes for entrÃ©e into the language. at the CD, as well as the PDF, colour images of the entire texts integrated within the e-book are supplied. The links to the PDF allow the reader to maneuver simply from the dialogue within the grammar to a duplicate of a textual content to the colour picture 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 Ã‰coles 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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Bordreuil 1981). It seems, therefore, to be an adaptation of the long alphabet to a Phoenician-type consonantal repertory. The language of at least one text written in this system, discovered in Lebanon at SarafandSarepta, has been identiﬁed as Phoenician (Greenstein 1976; Bordreuil 1979). Though the abecedary in South Arabian order consists of the same number of signs as the basic consonantal repertory of the long alphabet, it shows several variant sign forms and was not, therefore, a simple reorganization of the Ugaritic alphabet along South Arabian lines.
The Ugaritic repertory of numerals is largely similar to the standard West Semitic inventory: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 etc. 20 etc. 100 1,000 10,000 Cardinals Ordinals (where different) ™˙d/™˙t and ºsty ? ) ™lp rbt With the exception of words containing an alif sign, the vocalization may only be reconstructed from comparative data: /ªa˙˙adu/, /tinâ/ (the case-vowel is 36 Historical Introduction and Grammar that of the dual), /talatu/, /ªarbaºu/, /hamisu/, /tittu/ (∞ /*tidtu/, by assimilation), /sabºu/, /tamanû/ (or /tamaniyu/), /tisºu/, /ºasru/.
Nskm . b¡rtym (4) bd . ¨rtn . w . tt . m™t . brr (5) b . tmnym . ksp tltt . kbd} /hamisu kakkaruma ªalpu kubda taltu lê nasikima biªiratiyyima bîdê ªurtena wa tittu miªati baruru bi tamaniyima kaspi talatati kubda/ ‘5 talents, 1,000 (shekels) (3) of copper for the founders of Biªiratu, (4) entrusted to ªUrtenu, and 600 (shekels) of tin, (5) for 83 (shekels) of silver’. Here kbd appears at the end of two number phrases to mark the link between the larger number or amount and the following smaller number or amount: after ™lp ‘1,000 (shekels)’, to mark the link with hms kkrm ‘5 talents’, and after tltt ‘3’, to mark the link with tmnym ksp ‘80 (shekels) of silver’.