HD: Chicago Assyrian Dictionary Project
Posted: 04 June 2011 04:53 PM   [ Ignore ]
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Need to translate that tablet from Assyrian? Now you can.

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Posted: 12 June 2011 10:36 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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What a monumental undertaking.  From the link article

...By 1935, scholars already had 1 million index cards. It would take more than 30 years before the first of the 21 volumes was published. Most cover a single letter. ...

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Posted: 12 June 2011 03:26 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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I would not have guessed there are so many known Assyrian words.

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Posted: 13 June 2011 06:14 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
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It’s actually Akkadian (I’m not sure why the dictionary has “Assyrian” in the title), and since it was the lingua franca of the entire Middle East for over 2,000 years, it’s not surprising there’s a lot of documentation.

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Posted: 13 June 2011 06:59 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]
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I think it was a strange coincidence that the day I saw this news I had also begun reading History Begins At Sumer by Samuel Noah Kramer.

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Posted: 13 June 2011 02:53 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 5 ]
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It’s actually Akkadian
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Posted: 14 June 2011 04:38 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 6 ]
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It’s actually Akkadian (I’m not sure why the dictionary has “Assyrian” in the title)

I have always been a little confused by why different versions of the language (Akkadian) are sometimes called Assyrian or Babylonian.

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Posted: 14 June 2011 06:30 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 7 ]
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That one’s easy: there were two different dialects, a northern (Assyrian) and a southern (Babylonian).

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Posted: 14 June 2011 01:44 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 8 ]
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Posted: 14 June 2011 01:47 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 9 ]
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Dave Wilton - 14 June 2011 01:44 PM

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Me, too.  Thanks, Dave…

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