Friday, April 22, 2022

Hittite Online

Winfred P. Lehmann and Jonathan Slocum
Hittite is the oldest recorded Indo-European language, but it had remained completely unknown during the period in which Indo-European linguistics developed because its records are on clay tablets that were excavated only at the end of the 19th century. Even then, it was not identified as Indo-European until 1915, when Bedřich Hrozný made the discovery through his reading of tablets that had been brought to Vienna from the Istanbul Museum. Since the tablets were written in the cuneiform script, which is described in Lesson 1 Grammar point 2, they were easily read. After Hrozný documented their language as Indo-European in a book of 1917 entitled Die Sprache der Hethiter, many texts were published, some of them in cuneiform script and others in transcription. But it was not until 1951 that a comprehensive grammar was produced, A Comparative Grammar of the Hittite Language by Edgar H. Sturtevant...

Anatolian Resources Elsewhere

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The Hittite Lessons
  1. The Proclamation of Anittas (Old Hittite)
  2. The Telepenus "Vanishing God" Myth (Anatolian mythology)
  3. The Proclamation of Telepenus (Old Hittite)
  4. The Law Code (Old Hittite)
  5. The Annals of Mursilis (Classical Neo-Hittite)
  6. The Apology of Hattusilis III (Classical Neo-Hittite)
  7. The Treaty of Tudhaliya with Kuruntas of Tarhuntassa (Later Neo-Hittite)
  8. The Plague Prayer of Mursilis II (Neo-Hittite)
  9. The Ritual of Tunnawi (Middle Hittite)
  10. The KI.LAM Festival (state festival originating in the Old Kingdom)


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