[b-hebrew] Ugaritic Studies
MatthewJay at hotmail.com
Sat Jan 2 22:06:10 EST 2010
I am new the list and have some questions concerning Ugaritic (I am pretty sure this is an appropriate topic). I am just looking for any advice or digital resources anyone might have concerning the study of the Ugaritic language. I have studied Biblical Hebrew for about 2 years and and been studying (to the best of my ability) Ugaritic for 2 weeks or so. I have A Primer on Ugaritic: Language, Culture and Literature by William M. Schniedewind and Joel H. Hunt and have found it helpful so far, but am feeling like a little more direction would be helpful. With that background in mind here are some questions I have been having (any help with all or some would be greatly appreciated):
How important is it to learn how to reconstruct vowel (the whole process seems so subjective)?
Should I be memorizing vocabulary (right now I have just memorized a few words and the rest I just figure out based on my Hebrew/look up)?
Does anyone have any digital vocabulary cards (if people even make flashcards for Ugaritic vocabulary)?
Is the book I have (mentioned above) the best for self-teaching? Do I need to be using something in conjunction with it?
Are there any online/digital resources that are useful (I've only come across Quartz Hill School of Theology, which looks less than helpful)?
Any other tips/secret keys to unlocking the language are welcome.
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