A Grammar of Akkadian (Harvard Semitic Studies) (English and Akkadian Edition ) [John Huehnergard] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. A Grammar of Akkadian has 38 ratings and 7 reviews. Jared said: Huehnergard’s grammar is excellent. Divided into 38 lessons with more than ample numbers. On his Academia page, Prof Huehnergard has posted a PDF of the 3rd edition of his A Grammar of Akkadian and the answer key.

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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. Meangrape rated grammmar it was amazing Jul 17, That said, I do retain a very few small quibbles.

For those who think that this is a massive grammar–you’re right. I looked on Eisenbrauns’ homepage the other day and couldn’t find it anywhere, did something happen? This might be a good option for self-learners. Eisenbrauns is now owned by Penn State University Press. Published by Scholars Press first published June He’s also posted a book on Ugaritic. Compared to other akkqdian grammar text books, it is the most detail and illustated.

Jonathan Day rated it it was amazing Apr 12, A new appendix F has been added, giving Hebrew and other Semitic cognates of the Akkadian words in the lesson vocabularies.

A Grammar of Akkadian (Third Edition)

That being said, you’ll find a lot of valuable lessons that will improve your own grasp of grammar, and on top guehnergard that, you’ll get to read one of the first languages to exist in the world, which has a wealth of amazing literature still untr A great introductory text for learning Cuneiform, Akkadian, and Sumerian logograms; however, be prepared for some confusion.

An Introductorion to Sumerian Grammar. Zihan Chen rated it it was amazing Sep 15, Open Preview See a Problem? If language books are spectrum, with the left edge being easy to learn but not something you will consult in years to akkadiam, and the right edge being very difficult but a lifelong references, this book A fantastic resource, but hurhnergard to get done, even in a calendar year.


Huehnergard’s Akkadian Grammar (3rd ed.) available on his Academia page : Assyriology

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.

Ricardo rated it liked it Nov 01, Use of this site constitutes acceptance of our User Agreement and Privacy Policy. Jonathan Sterling rated it it was amazing May 06, Assyriology submitted 9 months ago by vgrt2. Being nervous about not having taken the first year, I was grateful for Professor Huehnergard’s well presented grammar and texts that enabled me to autodidactically catch up with the rest of the class members who had taken the first year course.

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.

Flash Sheridan rated it it was amazing Nov 07, Arzu rated it it was amazing Jan 31, All of these help provide numerous tools to the student in helping him learn the language. This book is not yet featured on Listopia.

I feel that the attention to text is something that Huehnergard does excellently, and the number and nature of exercises are to be greatly lauded.

This is a fine book, but nothing something to tackle by yourself. Oh, and you won’t have to start cunieform memorization for a few chapters, so don’t sweat that. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. The book makes no attempt to ease you into intricate grammar constructs, so be prepared for some hard hitting stuff right off the bat. Submit a new link.



It is well written with extensive examples and exercises. Books by John Huehnergard. James rated it it was amazing Jan 10, Jun 04, Jared Saltz rated it really liked it. A lot of the first year Akkadian students were telling me that the price of the hard copy shot through the roof almost overnight.

Jan 29, Danny Leavins rated it it was amazing. To ask other readers questions about A Grammar of Akkadianplease sign up. Oct 11, Vanttefan rated it really liked it Shelves: More frustrating was the publisher’s decision to break the various columns of LC Hammurapi onto multiple pages, forcing students to jump back and forth between texts, the order of which is never explained. By the end of the grammar, students are translating directly from the cuneiform signs, as well as normalizing and transliterating other texts.

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Zeb Haradon rated it it was amazing Jan 17, No trivia or quizzes yet. The pagination of the first and second editions has for the most part been retained, apart from the insertion of the new appendix and a few minor deviations elsewhere. Having read Gilgamesh in cuneiform with the aid of this textbook was one of my life’s most memorable literary experiences.