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Title: Hattischer Wortschatz in hethitischer Textüberlieferung
Written By: O. Soysal
URL: http://www.brill.nl/default.aspx?partid=10&pid=18312
Series Title: Handbook of Oriental Studies. Section 1: The Near and Middle East
Description:

The particular aim of this volume is an extensive compilation of Hattian
words based on Hittite written sources. It sets itself the task of listing
all Hattian lexical elements alphabetically as they occur as words or in
word combinations, with text references, and relevant bibliography. The
main part of the book, the "List of Hattian Words," contains morphological
analyses of the Hattian lexemes, their Hittite equivalents in the bilingual
documents as well as the lexical elements Hittite borrowed from Hattian.
Apart from the word list this study offers information on the Hattian text
corpus, Hattian phonetics, grammar and semantics.

Publication Year: 2004
Publisher: Brill
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Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics
Language Documentation
Subject Language(s): Hittite

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Format: Hardback
ISBN: 9004137068
ISBN-13: 9789004137066
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