By Erica Reiner
The aim of this research is to provide a considerable a part of the corpus of the Akkadian language within the kind of a grammar. This grammar has approximately the subdivisions widely used within the box of Assyriology, yet its association has profited from the grammatical versions and outlines advanced in present linguistic examine.
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The backward-flanged (sibilants) are divided into flat (pharyngealized, "emphatic") /§/ and non-flat /s, z/; the non-flat ones are divided into tense /s/ and lax /z/. The forward-flanged continuants are divided into the peripheral (velar) /h/ and the medial (palatal) /§/. The sonorants are divided into consonantals (nasals and liquids) and non-consonantals (vowels). The consonantal sonorants are divided, by the feature vocalic VÍ. non-vocalic, into non-vocalic (nasals) and vocalic (liquids). The nasals are divided 40 PHONOLOGY PHONOLOGY 41 into the peripheral (or grave) nasal /m/ and the medial (or acute) nasal /n/.
Two consonants and length. If one of the consonants is /:/, the phonotactic pattern is modified as follows: Final C : + C # > C : V C # (dan:+t > dan:at); final C + : C # does not occur. Final : C + C # > : C V C # fta:b+t > ta:bat); final : + C C # does not occur. Intervocalic : C + C > CC (ta:b+tu = tabtu); intervocalic : + C C does not occur. Intervocalic C C + : > CVC: (i-pr+:-as = ipar:as); intervocalic C + C : does not occur. 4. 1. 2. Consonant and two lengths. 6. 3. Positions of the epenthetic vowel.
The same type of syllabic writing also often interchanges with