LINGUIST List 14.1260

Mon May 5 2003

Books: Lang Desc, Hieroglyphic Luwian: Marangozis

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  1. LINCOM.EUROPA, A Short Grammar of Hieroglyphic Luwian: Marangozis

Message 1: A Short Grammar of Hieroglyphic Luwian: Marangozis

Date: Mon, 05 May 2003 15:05:18 +0000
Subject: A Short Grammar of Hieroglyphic Luwian: Marangozis

Title: A Short Grammar of Hieroglyphic Luwian
Series Title: LINCOM Studies in Indo-European Lingustics 24
Publication Year: 2003
Publisher: Lincom GmbH
Author: John Marangozis

Paperback: ISBN: 3895863416, Pages: 60, Price: USD 30 / EUR 30 / GBP21
Comment: Student/Course Discount: 40% 

Luwian along with Hittite, Pallaic, Lycian, Carian, and other
Anatolian languages, belongs to the Anatolian branch of the
Indoeuropean languages. Luwian is known from writings of the second
millennium BC, as "Cuneiform Luwian" and from writings of the first
millennium BC, as "Hieroglyphic Luwian". Luwian (Louvitte, Luwische)
is the language of the former land "Luwiya", of Asia Minor, i.e. the
S.-SW part of Asia Minor, constituted by the later provinces of Caria,
Lycia, Pisidia, Pamphylia, and Cilicia. Later on, this area was
occupied by the Hittites, as part of the Hittite Kingdom, from the
15th to the 12th century BC., and was known by the names of Kizzuwatna
and Arzawa. Kizzuwatna was mainly the SE part and Arzawa the SW of old
Luwiya. The federation of Arzawa consisted of a coalition of Hittite
vassal states, like Mira-Kuwaliya, Hapalla, Seha-River Valley land,
and later of some additional states.

Luwian texts in cuneiform writing were stored in the archives of
Hattusa, the Hittite capital, in the form of clay tablets which were
incinerated ca, 1200 BC. These texts contained the following
categories of material:
Lingfield(s): Language Description
		Text/Corpus Linguistics
Subject Language(s): Hieroglyphic Luwian (Language Code: XHLU)

Written In: English (Language Code: ENG)

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