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Sumerian Grammar in Babyloniana Theory Jeremy A. Black

Sumerian Grammar in Babyloniana Theory

Jeremy A. Black

Published July 27th 2004
ISBN : 9788876534423
Paperback
168 pages
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The present detailed investigation takes it as excuse that while these works are often called as witnesses in support of various philological arguments, no unified attempt to evaluate them in their context as the products of an ancient scholarlyMoreThe present detailed investigation takes it as excuse that while these works are often called as witnesses in support of various philological arguments, no unified attempt to evaluate them in their context as the products of an ancient scholarly discipline has so far appeared.The Author tries to show that current analyses of the Sumerian forms into tenses or aspects are based on a misunderstanding of the way the Babylonians set some of their tenses (or aspects or whatever they are) against Sumerian forms in these grammatical texts.Then the Author describes the various ways in which the choice of forms may operate in Sumerian, and finally makes a suggestion as to how these might have developed.