Complete Babylonian (Teach Yourself: Level 4)

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9780071747370: Complete Babylonian (Teach Yourself: Level 4)

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Do you want to engage with Babylonian culture and literature in the original language?

The course will introduce you to a fascinating world of gods and demons, heroes and kings. The readings are drawn from myths, letters, law-codes, medical incantations, and other authentic, ancient writings. The language is presented in the Roman alphabet, with an explanation of cuneiform script, and the main features of Assyrian - cognate with Babylonian - are also explained. Learn effortlessly with a new easy-to-read page design and interactive features in this book from Teach Yourself, the No. 1 brand in language learning.

Complete Babylonian includes:

Part one - Getting started

Chapter 1: Introduction

Chapter 2: How to use this book

Chapter 3: Pronunciation

Chapter 4: Writing Babylonian in Roman Characters

Chapter 5: Roots and patterns

Part two - Nouns and adjectives

Chapter 6: Overview of nouns and adjectives

Chapter 7: Nouns and adjectives, singular

Chapter 8: Nouns, plural

Chapter 9: Adjectives, plural

Chapter 10: The construct state

Chapter 11: Possessive suffixes

Chapter 12: The dual

Chapter 13: Prepositions

Part three - Strong verbs

Chapter 14: Overview of verbs

Chapter 15: The present

Chapter 16: The preterite

Chapter 17: The perfect

Chapter 18: The stative and the verbal adjective

Chapter 19: Verbs with accusative, dative and ventive suffixes

Chapter 20: The imperative

Chapter 21: The precative

Chapter 22: The infinitive

Part four: Weak and irregular verbs

Chapter 23: III-weak verbs

Chapter 24: I-weak verbs

Chapter 25: II-weak verbs

Chapter 26: I-w verbs

Chapter 27: Doubly weak verbs

Chapter 28: Three irregular verbs

Part five - Clauses into sentences

Chapter 29: Verbless clauses

Chapter 30: Joining clauses into sentences

Chapter 31: Particularities of relative clauses with sa

Chapter 32: The interrelation of clauses

Part six - Further topics

Chapter 33: The Gtn, Dtn and Stn systems

Chapter 34: The Gt, Dt and St systems

Chapter 35: Participles

Chapter 36: Adverbs

Chapter 37: Independent pronouns

Chapter 38: Quadrilateral verbs

Chapter 39: Numbers

Chapter 40: Cuneiform: some worked examples

Chapter 41: The main features of Assyrian

Chapter 42: Taking things further

Part seven - Reference

Chapter 43: Some common words

Chapter 44: The main features of syllabic spellings

Chapter 45: Summary of strong verbs' cores and suffixes

Chapter 46: Forming nouns and patterns

Chapter 47: Some sound changes

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Learn effortlessly with a new easy-to-read page design and interactive features:

Not got much time?

One, five and ten-minute introductions to key principles to get you started.

Author insights

Lots of instant help with common problems and quick tips for success, based on the author's many years of experience.

Test yourself

Tests in the book and online to keep track of your progress.

Extend your knowledge

Extra online articles to give you a richer understanding of the subject.

Five things to remember

Quick refreshers to help you remember the key facts.

Try this

Innovative exercises illustrate what you've learnt and how to use it.

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