The Sumerian Language

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Author  Marie-Louise Thomsen
Publisher  Akademisk Forlag
Publication Date   December 1, 2001
ISBN  8750036548
Pages  376

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This volume gives an extensive description of Sumerian grammar based on texts dating from the middle of the third millenium to the end of the Old Babylonian period (about 1600 B.C.). Earlier theories, especially concerning the verbal system, the most difficult chapter of Sumerian grammar, are discussed. Further, it also deals with the history of the Sumerian language and its use in literary and religious texts in the Old Babylonian period when it was already a dead language. It is now published in a new edition with a supplementary bibliography.

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