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A Sketch of Neo-Assyrian Grammar
State Archives of Assyria Studies, Volume XIII
by Jaakko Hämeen-Anttila (with the assistance of Mikko Luukko and Greta Van Buylaere)

Helsinki 2000 • 175 x 250 mm • Pp. xiv + 174
Paper • $49.00 • ISBN 951-45-9046-5

The most recent monographic account of Neo-Assyrian grammar was published in 1912. Since that time a great deal of progress has been made in interpreting both texts written in Neo-Assyrian and their grammar, but as yet no comprehensive treatment of the subject has appeared. Much of the current knowledge is to be found in standard grammars of Akkadian or in textual treatments or in individual articles on various points. For obvious reasons, this material is scattered, or difficult to isolate from information on Babylonian. While this work does not claim to be the comprehensive treatment of Neo-Assyrian grammar that the subject deserves, it does bring together the salient features of the language in a form that allows quick access and makes it possible to view Neo-Assyrian in its own right, not based merely on how it differs from Babylonian. The grammar focuses principally on the Neo-Assyrian letter corpus, and in particular on the letters of Sargon II, but is supplemented by other texts. Complete verbal paradigms, prepared by Mikko Luukko and Greta Van Buylaere, are included.
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