By Harry A. Hoffner
Hoffner and Melchert's long-awaited paintings is certain to turn into either the traditional reference grammar and the most instructing instrument for the Hittite language. the 1st quantity encompasses a thorough description of Hittite grammar, grounded in an abundance of textual examples. furthermore, the authors take note of an enormous array of stories on all facets of the Hittite language. within the 5 many years because the e-book of the second one variation of Johannes Friedrich's Hethitisches Elementarbuch (1960), our wisdom of Hittite grammar has turn into extra distinct and nuanced, specially as a result variety of new texts on hand and the turning out to be physique of secondary literature. this primary quantity within the LANE sequence fills a major hole and provides a entire reference for many years to return.
the second one quantity, to be had here, is an educational that includes a sequence of graded classes with illustrative sentences for the coed to translate. the academic is keyed to the reference grammar and offers large notes.
the published grammar quantity is followed through a CD-ROM that comprises the whole textual content of the grammar and educational in searchable, cross-referenced, and hyperlinked shape.
Errata: Minor corrections, which were integrated into the second one printings of either the Grammar and the academic (December, 2008 â€" January, 2009), can be found here for download.
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