Canaanite in the Amarna Tablets 4 Vols

One of the surprising facts of the Amarna archive is that the dialect in question is limited to a particular geographical area, one that corresponds amazingly with the "Land of Canaan" as defined in the Bible (Num. 34:1-12; Ezek.

Author: Anson F. Rainey

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 900429399X

Category: Reference

Page: 1164

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This four-volume reference work deals with the language of the Amarna letters written by scribes who had adopted a peculiar dialect mixture of Accadian and West Semitic syntax. Each volume is written as a separate monograph; together they treat the problems of morphology and syntax, providing an invaluable source for the historical study of the North West Semitic family, including biblical Hebrew.


The Verb in the Amarna Letters from Canaan

1999 2002 1989–90 A New Translation of the Amarna Letters—After 100 Years. Archiv für Orientforschung 36–37: 56–75. 1991–93 Is There Really a yaqtula Conjugation Pattern in the Canaanite Amarna Tablets? Journal of Cuneiform Studies 43: ...

Author: Krzysztof J. Baranowski

Publisher: Penn State Press

ISBN: 1575064626

Category: History

Page: 293

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The Amarna letters from Canaan offer us a unique glimpse of the historical and linguistic panorama of the Levant in the middle of the fourteenth century BCE. Their evidence regarding verbs is crucial for the historical and comparative study of the Semitic languages. Proper evaluation of this evidence requires an understanding of its scribal origin and nature. For this reason, The Verb in the Amarna Letters from Canaan addresses the historical circumstances in which the linguistic code of the letters was born and the unique characteristics of this system. The author adduces second-language acquisition as a proper framework for understanding the development of this language by scribes who were educated in centers on the cuneiform periphery. In this way, the book advances a novel interpretation: the letters testify to a scribal interlanguage that was born of the local use of cuneiform and was affected by the fossilization and transfer processes taking place in these language learners. This vision of the linguistic system of the letters as the learners' interlanguage informs the main part of the book, which is devoted to verbal morphology and semantics. The chapter on morphology offers an overview of conjugation patterns and morphemes in terms of paradigms. Employing a variationist approach, it also analyzes the bases on which the verbal forms were constructed. Next, the individual uses of each form are illustrated by numerous examples that provide readers with a basis for discovering alternative interpretations. The systemic view of each form and the various insights that permeate this book provide invaluable data for the historical and comparative study of the West Semitic verbal system, particularly of ancient Hebrew, Ugaritic, and Arabic.

Canaanite in the Amarna tablets 3 Morphosyntactic analysis of the particles and adverbs

This four-volume reference work deals with the language of the Amarna letters written by scribes who had adopted a peculiar dialect mixture of Accadian and West Semitic syntax.

Author: Anson F. Rainey

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004105232

Category: Reference

Page: 302

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This four-volume reference work deals with the language of the Amarna letters written by scribes who had adopted a peculiar dialect mixture of Accadian and West Semitic syntax. Each volume is written as a separate monograph; together they treat the problems of morphology and syntax, providing an invaluable source for the historical study of the North West Semitic family, including biblical Hebrew.


Canaanite Scribes in the Amarna Letters

The Amarna letters, cuneiform tablets dating from the mid-14th century that were found at the site of Achetaton, constitute the most significant historical source in the study of international relations in the ancient Near East in the 14th ...

Author: Juan-Pablo Vita

Publisher: Ugarit Verlag

ISBN: 9783868350982

Category: Akkadian language

Page: 179

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The Amarna letters, cuneiform tablets dating from the mid-14th century that were found at the site of Achetaton, constitute the most significant historical source in the study of international relations in the ancient Near East in the 14th century BC. Most of the Amarna letters are written in Canaano-Akkadian, and originate from small kingdoms in Syria and Palestine, and it is these texts that are studied in this work. The first part of this study intends to individualize, insofar as possible, the scribes who wrote the letters from the Syrian and Palestinian kingdoms (excluding letters from Ugarit and other localities). The various corpora are presented, and the correspondence from each corpora is structured and analyzed. The purpose of the second part is to show, through specific and by no means exhaustive studies, the usefulness of the methodology of palaeographic identification of the hands of the scribe as a tool for future investigation, at various levels, of the Canaanite letters from Amarna.

The Syntax of Volitives in Biblical Hebrew and Amarna Canaanite Prose

Rainey, A. F. “The Ancient Hebrew Prefix Conjugation in the Light of Amarnah Canaanite.” HS 27 (1986) 4–19. ______. Canaanite in the Amarna Tablets: A Linguistic Analysis of the Mixed Dialect Used by the Scribes from Canaan. 4 vols.

Author: Hélène M. Dallaire

Publisher: Penn State Press

ISBN: 1575064006

Category: History

Page: 263

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During the past century, numerous books and articles have appeared on the verbal system of Semitic languages. Thanks to the discovery of Ugaritic texts, Akkadian tablets, Canaanite letters found at Tell el-Amarna in Egypt, Hebrew and Aramaic inscriptions, and the Dead Sea Scrolls, our understanding of the phonology, morphology, and syntax of the Semitic languages has increased substantially. Dallaire focuses primarily on prose texts in Biblical Hebrew and Amarna Canaanite in which the verbal system (morphemes, syntax) expresses nuances of wishes, desires, requests, and commands. According to her, volitional concepts are found in every language and are expressed through verbal morphemes, syntagmas, intonation, syntax, and other linguistic means. The Syntax of Volitives in Biblical Hebrew and Amarna Canaanite Prose attempts to answer the following questions: Do volitives function in a similar way in Biblical Hebrew and Amarna Canaanite? Where and why is there overlap in morphology and syntax between these two languages? What morphological and syntactical differences exist between the volitional expressions of the languages? In attempting to answer these questions, the author bears in mind the fact that, within each of these two languages, scribes from different areas used specific dialectal and scribal traditions (for example, northern versus southern, peripheral versus central).

Markedness in Canaanite and Hebrew Verbs

The Barth-Ginsberg Law in the Amarna Tablets. Eretz Israel 14:8–13. . 1986. The Ancient Hebrew Prefix Conjugation in the Light of Amarnah Canaanite. Hebrew Studies 27:4–19. . 1988. Further Remarks on the Hebrew Verbal System.

Author: Paul D. Korchin

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 900437003X

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 384

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By applying markedness to Semitic morphology in a rigorous manner, this book brings to bear a venerable linguistic construct on a persistent philological crux, in order to achieve deeper clarity in the structures and workings of Canaanite and Hebrew verbs.