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By Douglas B. Miller

Students of Akkadian will locate this convenient selection of simple details to be the right spouse via their years of research. although this instruction manual isn't really a substitute for a standard reference works, it summarizes all of the easy source fabrics wanted for the examine of Akkadian. incorporated are the next: miscellaneous is helping, paradigms of nouns and verbs, a thesaurus of significant right nouns, an index of logograms, an indication record with entire signal values, and lots more and plenty extra.

What is new during this revised and improved edition:

— An extended record of universal abbreviations
— a radical bibliography of vital reference works in ten different types, together with websites
— half One: extra and extra thorough lists, together with dialect details for conjunctions, prepositions, and particles
— half : extra nominal and verbal paradigms
— half 3: thesaurus multiplied and up to date, content material completely documented and cross-referenced
— half 4: elevated checklist of logograms
— half 5: whole checklist of image symptoms as present in Borger s Mesopotamisches Zeichenlexikon, tagged by way of his new numbering method, and cross-referenced to the Deimel method; signal details aligned with MZL for logographic values and with MZL and Das akkadische Syllabar for syllabic values; photograph signal photographs now incorporated with the record of determinatives; new indexes
— Can now be used along all significant grammars of Akkadian
— A extra beautiful format
— All facts checked opposed to the most recent released reference works

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Nabokov) ‘That is good’, said his wife, slowly drawing a silken blanket about her. ‘Thank God, thank God . ’ (ii) Capitals are also used for religious festivals: П сха ‘Easter’, Рождеств ‘Christmas’, holders of exalted ecclesiastical offices: Свят йший Патри рх Моск вский и все Рус ‘His Holiness the Patriarch of Moscow and all Russia’, П па Р мский ‘The Pope’, and sacred texts: Б блия ‘the Bible’, Кор н ‘the Koran’, Tópa ‘the Torah’, Талм д ‘the Talmud’, В ды ‘the Vedas’.

It not only has a number of specific uses of its own but in some contexts substitutes for other punctuation marks, in particular the comma, the colon and parentheses. (1) Specific uses of the dash. (i) It separates subject noun from predicate noun, replacing the verb ‘to be’: Мой от ц — преподав тель в за, а м ма — врач (Belyakova) My father is a college lecturer, and my mother is a doctor С мое глуб кое зеро м ра — то преснов дный крас вец Байк л (Vvedenskaya) The deepest lake in the world is the beautiful fresh-water Lake Baikal Note (a) The subject may sometimes be an infinitive: С мое тяжёлое при прощ нии — не огл дываться (Ogonek) The hardest thing on parting is not to look back (b) The dash is not normally used to replace the verb ‘to be’ when the subject is a pronoun: Он водол з ‘He is a diver’.

7) After interjections: — Ой, как неуд чно. Вчер уп л oли сег дня? (Rasputin) ‘Oh, what bad luck. ’ (8) Between repeated words: Ничег , ничег , утеш л он себ , с мое тр дное позад (Abramov) Never mind, never mind, he consoled himself, the worst is over (9) To mark off participial phrases: По равн не, освещённой п здним с лнцем, скак л таб н д ких лошад й Over the plain, (which was) illuminated by the late sun, galloped a herd of wild horses 23 Punctuation 23 (10) To mark off gerundial phrases: Я молч л, не зн я, что д лать (Rasputin) I was silent, not knowing what to do Note In English, ‘and’ is often used as an alternative to a comma before the final element in enumerations and when two or more adjectives qualify a single noun or two adverbs a single verb (cf.

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