Bamuro Compared to other akkadian grammar text books, it is the most detail and illustated. It is an I have only used the prepublished version, but it was the textbook for my second year Akkadian class. All of these help provide numerous tools to the student in helping him learn the language. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Huehjergard Used this book for a linguistics project, comparing the grammar of Old Babylonian Akk to Classical Arabic, and it was an immense help. A great introductory text for learning Cuneiform, Akkadian, and Sumerian logograms; however, be prepared for some confusion.
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Divided into 38 lessons with more than ample numbers of exercises, this Akkadian grammar focusing on the Old Babylonian dialect provides an excellent basis for entry into Akkadian texts. Beginning quite early on, the texts which are translated and provided by the lessons are drawn directly from actual texts such as the Law Collection of Hammurapi, extispacy texts, and even narratives.
By the end of the grammar, students are translating directly from the cuneiform signs, as well as normalizing and transliterating other texts. I feel that the attention to text is something that Huehnergard does excellently, and the number and nature of exercises are to be greatly lauded. That said, I do retain a very few small quibbles. Other places, Huehnergard differs from the standard von Soden grammar, but does not mention the reasons for his differentiation.
But, even with all of these minor quibbles, the grammar is distinctly useful. All of these help provide numerous tools to the student in helping him learn the language. For those who are seeking to supplement their language work, this would be an excellent grammar for those student who already have a high degree of familiarity with Hebrew. It was used by the first year class too, but I started with the second year class since first year class was not offered at Harvard that year.
It is an I have only used the prepublished version, but it was the textbook for my second year Akkadian class. It is an excellent text book from an outstanding Semitic language expert that I still have on my shelf even though I am no longer involved directly in assyriology.
A Grammar of Akkadian