A grammar of the Hurrian language. Front Cover. Frederic William Bush. Brandeis University., – Hurrian language – pages. Dennis R. M. Campbell , Mood and Modality in Hurrian, , Frederic W. Bush , A Grammar of the Hurrian Language, , , grammar · hh. Hurrian language, extinct language spoken from the last centuries of the 3rd millennium bce until at least the latter years of the Hittite empire (c. –c.

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They are attached to nouns or nominalised verbs. After the derivational suffix come those marking tense. Your contribution may be further edited by our staff, and its publication is subject to our final approval.

Hurrian language

Between grammar suffix of the dependent noun and the case ending comes the article, which agrees with the referent in number, for example, with an adjective:. Hurrian was the language of the Mitanni kingdom in northern Mesopotamia and was likely spoken at least initially in Hurrian settlements in modern-day Syria.

Hurrian clitics stand for unique words, but are attached to other words as though they were suffixes. Help us improve this article! There is no voiced consonant hjrrian an unvoiced counterpart, nor vice versa. The eastern territory was gradually grammra over by Assyria, which moved Hurrians out and settled Assyrians in their place, but in the west, Hurrian cultic traditions and learning were preserved by the Hittites who introduced them into their capital at Hattusa in Anatolia.

Hurrian language Written By: Nurrian have discovered the texts of numerous spells, incantations, prophecies and letters at sites including HattushaMariTuttulBabylonUgarit and others. If you prefer to suggest your own revision of the article, you can go to edit mode requires login.


Hurrian language – Wikipedia

The enclitic -nna of the third person singular behaves differently from the other pronouns: The article is unmarked in the absolutive singular — e. Texts in Urartian date to a year period from the ninth century until grammxr before BC. Without proper rendering supportyou may see question marks, boxes, or other symbols instead of Unicode characters. Wikipedia indefinitely semi-protected pages Language articles with unreferenced extinction date Wikipedia articles with NDL identifiers.

The Mitanni introduced some linguistic terms of Indo-Aryan origin, dealing for example with horse training, and gods from the Vedic Indian pantheon, but the language remained Hurrian.

Hurrian grammar and vocabulary are imperfectly understood, though it was clearly an agglutinative language, meaning that words are built up from a sequence of units each expressing a well-defined grammatical meaning. Speiser published the first comprehensive grammar of Hurrian.

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The language is also strongly ergative. The source language of similar sounding words is thus unconfirmable. Common terms and phrases 3rd person Yurrian Bil a-vowel agentive construction agentive suffix Akkad Akkadian Alalah allophones alphabetic texts ambiguity anaphoric appears assimilation Boghazkoi brother-my-by Chagar Bazar cited class marker consonant gfammar context dative dative suffix dental fricative double writing dowry E.

In the Caucasus region that centres on Lake Van, Hurrian of the 3rd and 2nd millennia bce was replaced by the related Urartian language in the 1st millennium.


Most of them remain unedited as of All Hurrian nouns end in a vowel. The preterite and future suffixes also include the suffix -twhich indicates intransitivity, but occurs only in truly intransitive forms, not in antipassive ones; in the present, this suffix never occurs. In Woodard, Roger D. Another special hurrlan is only found in the dialect of Hattusha. However, this form is only attested in Mitanni and only in the third person.

Some scholars, such as I. Igor Diakonoff cites the suffix as -ido-but also located it before the slot of the transitivity vowel -o- — an interpretation which is also justified grwmmar the place of the corresponding suffix in the related Grxmmar language.

Ancient Near East portal. These show clearly the hurriqn character of the city. Atom, smallest unit grammad which matter can be divided without the release of electrically charged particles. For example case markers more than one may be attached to a noun, and various grammatical markers are attached to a verb.

The distinction between singular and plural in the third person is provided by the suffix -twhich comes directly after the tense marker. There may also be Hurrian loanwords among the languages of the Caucasusbut this cannot be verified, as there are no written records of Caucasian languages from the time of the Hurrians.