Introductory Assyrian Grammar

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Dover Publications, Jan 1, 2003 - Foreign Language Study - 122 pages
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A passport to an important language of the ancient world, this grammar presents an introduction to Assyrian, a linguistic relative of Hebrew that derives from the northern group of Semitic languages. The Assyro-Babylonian language emerged as long ago as 3000 b.c., and remained in use until the first century before the Christian era, after which it disappeared until the nineteenth century. A wealth of archeological work since then has uncovered thousands of examples of the language, and with this concise treatment, students of archeology, anthropology, and world history study the language's complexities. Both simple and well supplied with exercises, the text divides grammar and syntax into chapter-by-chapter lessons.

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