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date: 23 July 2024

Akkadianlocked

Akkadianlocked

  • Martin Worthington

Summary

Akkadian—the umbrella term for Babylonian and Assyrian—is an ancient but well-understood Semitic language (or group of languages) with a documented history of more than two thousand years. It was normally written in the cuneiform script and offers a dizzying array of written sources, more of which appear by the year.

Subjects

  • Linguistics
  • Near East

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