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It was used by the first year class too, but I started with the second year class since first year class was not offered at Harvard that year. Flash Sheridan rated it it was amazing Nov 07, Having read Gilgamesh in cuneiform with huehneergard aid of this textbook was one of my life’s most memorable literary experiences.

To ask other readers questions about A Grammar of Akkadianplease sign up. It is an excellent text book from an outstanding Semitic language expert that I still have on my shelf even though I am no longer involved directly in assyriology.

The book makes no attempt to ease you into intricate grammar constructs, so be prepared for some hard hitting stuff right off the bat.

Assyriology subscribe unsubscribe readers 1 user here now United Nations of Ancient and Endangered Languages on Discord 1. With all the stuff that has been going on with this book this year, I’m glad that he could make it available. Other changes include minor revisions in wording in the presentation of the grammar in a few other sections; a number of new notes to some of the readings; additions to the glosses of a small number of words in the lesson vocabularies and the Glossary and English-Akkadian word list ; and updates of the resources available for the study of Akkadian, and of the bibliography.


Beginning quite early on, the texts which are translated and provided by the lessons are drawn directly from actual texts such as the Law Collection of Hammurapi, extispacy texts, and even narratives.

Assyriology submitted 9 months ago by vgrt2. For those who are seeking to supplement their language work, this would be an excellent grammar for those student who already have a high degree of familiarity with Hebrew. Jun 04, Jared Saltz rated it really liked it.

Be the first to ask a question about A Grammar of Akkadian. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Meangrape rated it it was amazing Jul 17, Dialect-wise, he restricts himself to Old Babylonian, but he wants you to learn all the cuneiform from nearly-Sumerian to Neo-Akkadian, which is way to much.

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huehnergarr Hardcoverpages. A Grammar of Akkadian by John Huehnergard. By the end of the grammar, students are translating directly from the cune Huehnergard’s grammar is excellent. That being said, you’ll find a lot of valuable lessons that will improve your own grasp of grammar, and on top of that, you’ll get to read one of the first languages to exist in the world, which has a wealth of amazing literature still untranslated.

James rated q it was amazing Jan 10, Dustin rated akakdian really liked it May 19, There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Published by Scholars Press first published June All of these help provide numerous tools to the student in helping him learn the language.

Meanwhile, used copies of the book are going for outrageous prices online.