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Sumerian is the earliest known language of ancient Mesopotamia, written on clay and stone in cuneiform script. Unrelated to other known languages, it is agglutinative and ergative. Largely superseded by (Semitic) Akkadian, it was used for some religious and literary purposes into the Seleucid period.


M.-L. Thomsen, The Sumerian Language (1984).Find this resource:

    J. S. Cooper, in J. Briend and others (eds.), Supplément au Dictionnaire de la Bible 72 (1999), 77–93, 226–48.Find this resource:

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