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Query Details


Query Subject:   Affricates in Akkadian and Sumerian
Author:   Vladimir Naydenov
Submitter Email:  click here to access email

Linguistic LingField(s):  Historical Linguistics
Phonology

Query:   Perhaps my question is a bit specialized, but I didn't know where else to
ask it; if there happens to be an Assyriologist around here, perhaps he/she
can answer it.

Just how established is nowadays the theory that some or all of the
so-called fricatives in Akkadian and Sumerian (above all ''sh'' with hacek
:)) were in fact affricates? I'd like to know to what extent it is accepted
in the Assyriological community.

Best regards,
Vladimir Naydenov
LL Issue: 17.482
Date posted: 14-Feb-2006



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