Harry A. Hoffner's A Grammar of the Hittite Language PDF

By Harry A. Hoffner

Hoffner and Melchert's long-awaited paintings is certain to develop into either the traditional reference grammar and the most instructing device for the Hittite language. the 1st quantity contains a thorough description of Hittite grammar, grounded in an abundance of textual examples. in addition, the authors have in mind an unlimited array of reviews on all features of the Hittite language. within the 5 a long time because the ebook of the second one variation of Johannes Friedrich's Hethitisches Elementarbuch (1960), our wisdom of Hittite grammar has turn into extra exact and nuanced, specially a result of variety of new texts on hand and the starting to be physique of secondary literature. this primary quantity within the LANE sequence fills a major hole and provides a finished reference for many years to return.

the second one quantity, to be had here, is an instructional that comprises a sequence of graded classes with illustrative sentences for the scholar to translate. the academic is keyed to the reference grammar and offers wide notes.

the published grammar quantity is followed via a CD-ROM that includes the total textual content of the grammar and educational in searchable, cross-referenced, and hyperlinked shape.

Errata: Minor corrections, which were integrated into the second one printings of either the Grammar and the academic (December, 2008 â€" January, 2009), can be found here for download.

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56. ’, as well as in clitic -še ‘to him/her/it (dative)’ and the dative-locative of the clitic possessive -ši ‘in his/her/its . ’ (Otten and Souček 1969: 56). The last example is only found in OH; see the next section. 57. Certain words changed e to i, or vice versa, within the attested history of Hittite: (i-)iš-ša-i > e-eš-ša-i ‘(s)he performs’, i-ku-na- > e-ku-na- ‘cold, cool’, i-ni > e-ni ‘that (one)’,42 i-ni-iš-ša-an > e-ni-iš-ša-an ‘thus’, 43 ke-e > ki-i ‘these’ (pl. nom. com. and pl. -acc.

A-pé-e ‘those’ (pl. -acc. ) — pé-e in pé-e ḫar(k)- ‘to present’, and le-e ‘let not’. The contrast of the plural ke-e ‘these’ with (neuter) singular ki-i ‘this’ is stable through OH, MH, and early NH, breaking down only in late NH. 38. While many words are spelled consistently with either u or ú, there are also many cases of alternate spellings, even in the same manuscript. 34 i 32 vs. 5 iii 5; vs. 20 iii 43 vs. 7 iv 10 etc. vs. 35 i 8 vs. 5 iii! 46 iii 51 vs. 10 iii 26 vs. 72 iii 13. 39. 36 ii 8.

53. Word-final: ku(-i)-e ‘which’ (pl. ), a-pé-e ‘those’ (pl. -acc. ) — pé-e in pé-e ḫar(k)- ‘to present’, and le-e ‘let not’. The contrast of the plural ke-e ‘these’ with (neuter) singular ki-i ‘this’ is stable through OH, MH, and early NH, breaking down only in late NH. 38. While many words are spelled consistently with either u or ú, there are also many cases of alternate spellings, even in the same manuscript. 34 i 32 vs. 5 iii 5; vs. 20 iii 43 vs. 7 iv 10 etc. vs. 35 i 8 vs. 5 iii! 46 iii 51 vs.

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