Hieroglyphic Luwian: An Introduction with Original Texts
Wiesbaden: Harrassowitz, 2014 pp. xiv + 217.3rd Edition. Ä29.80
Subsidia et Instrumenta Linguarum Orientis, 2
Description: This book has been written for beginners studying on their own and assumes no prior knowledge of the subject. It begins with the history of the language and its discovery and decipherment up to the present day. It contains a clearly structured concise grammar which offers much original material on Luwian syntax. Twelve reading exercises introduce the basic grammatical principles and are carefully graded to allow the reader to build up a knowledge of common signs and vocabulary as well as giving a broad introduction to Hieroglyphic Luwian literature. Grammatical analysis, commentary, vocabulary notes and a revision section accompany each text. Additionally, the book includes the most extensive up-to-date vocabulary available and a complete sign list. Both will serve the reader as invaluable tools for any further study of the subject.
Subjects: Ancient Near East, Other ANE Literature, Literature, Methods, Linguistics
Review by Alice Mouton
Citation: Alice Mouton, review of Annick Payne, Hieroglyphic Luwian: An Introduction with Original Texts, Review of Biblical Literature [http://www.bookreviews.org] (2016).
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