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Elements of Hittite

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ISBN-10: 0521133009

ISBN-13: 9780521133005

Edition: 2011

Authors: Theo van den Hout

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List price: $62.95
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 10/27/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 222
Size: 6.81" wide x 9.61" long x 0.59" tall
Weight: 1.056
Language: English

Theo van den Hout is Professor of Hittite and Anatolian Languages at the Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago, and editor-in-chief of the Chicago Hittite Dictionary (CHD) since 2000. Besides his work on the dictionary his current personal interests focus on ancient record management and early literacy in Hittite society. He has over twenty years of experience teaching Hittite and other Anatolian languages at the Universities of Amsterdam and Chicago.

List of illustrations
Lesson 1
Case endings of noun and adjective; a-stems
Pronoun generalities: personal pronoun first person; enclitic personal pronoun
Verb generalities: person, number, voice, tense, mode, aspect; conjugations; present active indicative; verbs with unchanging stem
Syntax: case functions; connectives nu, �u, ta; conjunction -a/-ya; sentence particles; future; article
Phonology: dentals *-TT- > -TsT-; vowels; plene spellings; bound transcription
Sumerian and Akkadian: Sumerian plural; genitival relations; Akkadian prepositions
Cuneiform signs: aeiu�a� p�t/BE nu hal tar an/DINGIR, determinatives: <sup>m</sup> L� <sup>f</sup>MUNUS <sup>d</sup> KUR URU �
Exercises; KBo 3.4 i 1-7
Lesson 2
i-stem nouns and adjectives
Third person enclitic pronoun
Preterite indicative active
Syntax and word formation: subject clitic �a� and transitive verbs; -nu- and -ahh- causatives, -e��- fientives and statives; verbal tense system; clitic conjunctions -ma- and -a-; stem forms of names
Phonology: -aya- > -a-, sonorants, and glides
Akkadian: noun cases masculine
Cuneiform signs: ka/qa p�r/ma� iz/Gi� pa/hat ti en/EN na ARAD/� ni D�ir, determinatives: HUR.SAG � P�GI� NA<sub>4</sub> UEUDU DUG
Exercises; KBo 3.4 i 8-18
Lesson 3
u-stem nouns and adjectives
Second person personal pronoun: free-standing personal pronoun; enclitic pronoun
Present and preterite indicative medio-passive
Syntax and semantics: particles -za, -wa(r-); slots in the clitic chain; particle -pat; neuter plural subject = singular verb
Phonology: -uw- > -um-, -wu- > -mu-
Akkadian: noun cases feminine
Cuneiform signs: L� �E� LUGAL up p�A� GU<sub>4</sub> ga DUG �a ta ap at la, determinatives: T� S� GADA KU� IM
Exercises; KBo 3.4 i 16-35
Lesson 4
ai- and aw-noun diphthong stems
Demonstrative pronoun ka-; tamai-
Ablauting verbs lb (type epp-lapp-)
Syntax: el-1 as- "to be"; nominal sentences; possessive constructions
Phonology: double vs. single writing of consonants (Sturtevant's Law)
Akkadian: status constructus
Cuneiform signs: am ne e kal/dan un/uN ma ku ba URU i ia, determinatives: NINDA URU TU7 U GI
Exercises; KBo 3.4 i 36-ii 6
Lesson 5
-nt- and -t- noun stems
Demonstrative pronoun apa-
Thematic verb stems Ic, including -sfce-imperfectives; participles
Semantics: -�ke-imperfectives
Phonology: -�ke-imperfectives
Akkadian: possessive suffixes
Cuneiform signs: GAM t�n hi im e� �e pu zi uz ah/eh/ih/uh har/hur/mur, determinatives: SAR KAM MU�EN KI
Exercises; KBo 3.4 ii 7-32
Lesson 6
n-stem nouns
Relative and interrogative pronoun kui-
Ablauting verbs: Id (type huek-/huk-) and Ie (type link-/lik-); If (har-/hark- "to have, hold"), and hark- "to perish"
Syntax and semantics: relative clauses; periphrastic perfect
Phonology: nasals
Akkadian: some verb forms
Cuneiform signs: tu te li in �ar me ME� a za ha
Exercises; KBo 3.4 ii 33-56
Lesson 7
-r-/-n- or heteroclitic noun stems
Indefinite pronoun kui�ki
Ablauting verbs: IIb (type �akk-/�ekk-); Ig (type tama��-/tame��-); infinitive II
Syntax and semantics: conditional clauses and indefinite pronouns; relative pronouns; modal particle (-)man (optative, irrealis, potentialis)
Phonology: /r/, -tn- > -nn-
Numerals: 1,2,3
Cuneiform signs: i� u� du da it hu ri ar k�n 1 2 3
Exercises; KBo 3.4 ii 57-78
Lesson 8
r- and l-stem nouns
Distributive pronoun kui��a
Half-consonantal verb stems: IIc (type i�sa-/ e��a-); Ih (pai-) and Ii (uwa-); imperative active and medio-passive
Syntax and semantics: prefixes u- and pe-; phraseological construction; prohibitive; indefinite kui�=a� imma kui�
Phonology: abl. -z and particle -za + conjunction �a/-ya
Numerals: 4-10
Cuneiform signs: ra al ka �i wa ul kum ru ut di ki 45678910
Exercises; KBo 3.4 iii 10-38
Lesson 9
s-stem nouns
Suffixed possessive pronoun
Verb class IId (pai-, dai-, nai-), IIe (mema-); Ij (te-/tar-), IIIa (au�-/au-/u-); supinum
Syntax and semantics: supinum; ergative in -ant-
Numerals: higher than 10
Cuneiform signs: mu mi lum lam dam �u ik/G�L ak �ir lu/UDU kat mar az/uk h� z�
Exercises; KBo 3.4 iii 39-72
Lesson 10
Irregular nouns ker, per, utne
Demonstrative and anaphoric pronoun a�i
Verb class IIf (type da-); infinitive I, verbal noun; infinite verb
Syntax and semantics: verbal noun; genitivus quasi gerundivalis; infinitives; similes; comparative and superlative; adverbs in -ili; local or dimensional adverbs
Cuneiform signs: rad gi nam pal/BAL li� t�� ib ur gur zu ki�
Exercises; KBo 3.4 iii 73-95, iv 22-48
Sources of exercise material
Grammatical index
Cuneiform sign list