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Huehnergard's grammar is excellent. Divided into 38 lessons with more than ample numbers of exercises, this Akkadian grammar (focusing on the Old Babylonian dialect) provides an excellent basis for entry into Akkadian texts. Beginning quite early on, the texts which are translated and provided by the lessons are drawn directly from actual texts such as the Law Collection of Hammurapi, extispacy texts, and even narratives. By the end of the grammar, students are translating directly from the cune...more
I have only used the prepublished version, but it was the textbook for my second year Akkadian class. It was used by the first year class too, but I started with the second year class since first year class was not offered at Harvard that year. Being nervous about not having taken the first year, I was grateful for Professor Huehnergard's well presented grammar and texts that enabled me to autodidactically catch up with the rest of the class members who had taken the first year course. It is an...more
Feb 11, 2008 James rated it 5 of 5 stars · review of another edition
A great introductory text for learning Cuneiform, Akkadian, and Sumerian logograms; however, be prepared for some confusion. The book makes no attempt to ease you into intricate grammar constructs, so be prepared for some hard hitting stuff right off the bat. That being said, you'll find a lot of valuable lessons that will improve your own grasp of grammar, and on top of that, you'll get to read one of the first languages to exist in the world, which has a wealth of amazing literature still untr...more
Dec 18, 2013 Robert Murphy rated it 5 of 5 stars · review of another edition
This book is everything I heard it to be. I'm only sad that I don't own it yet. If you are teaching yourself Akkadian, this is the way to go. Excellent pedagogy from a master of the language. Thoroughly enjoyable, with lots of exercises. Buy a copy for your local aspiring-semitologist.
This is my favorite grammar to any ancient language that I've studied. It opens up the literature of ancient Mesopotamia to all who are interested in history, literature, Bible, etc. It is well written with extensive examples and exercises.