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Title: A Short Grammar of Hieroglyphic Luwian
Written By: John Marangozis
Series Title: LINCOM Studies in Indo-European Lingustics 24
Description:

Luwian along with Hittite, Pallaic, Lycian, Carian, and other
Anatolian languages, belongs to the Anatolian branch of the
Indoeuropean languages. Luwian is known from writings of the second millennium BC, as "Cuneiform Luwian" and from writings of the first millennium BC, as "Hieroglyphic Luwian". Luwian (Louvitte, Luwische) is the language of the former land "Luwiya", of Asia Minor, i.e. the
S.-SW part of Asia Minor, constituted by the later provinces of Caria,
Lycia, Pisidia, Pamphylia, and Cilicia. Later on, this area was occupied by the Hittites, as part of the Hittite Kingdom, from the
15th to the 12th century BC., and was known by the names of Kizzuwatna and Arzawa. Kizzuwatna was mainly the SE part and Arzawa the SW of old
Luwiya. The federation of Arzawa consisted of a coalition of Hittite vassal states, like Mira-Kuwaliya, Hapalla, Seha-River Valley land, and later of some additional states.

Luwian texts in cuneiform writing were stored in the archives of
Hattusa, the Hittite capital, in the form of clay tablets which were incinerated ca, 1200 BC. These texts contained the following categories of material:

Publication Year: 2003
Publisher: Lincom GmbH
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Linguistic Field(s): Language Documentation
Subject Language(s): Luwian, Hieroglyphic
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ISBN: 3895863416
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Pages: 60
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