[b-hebrew] Ugaritic Studies
JSpinti at Eisenbrauns.com
Mon Jan 4 17:35:46 EST 2010
Since nobody has responded yet, I'll take a stab at it.
Vowel reconstruction: largely an academic exercise in historical
linguistics. It also allows people to see how you are parsing the word.
Vocab: being that you have a basic Hebrew vocabulary, you will probably
just acquire the Ugaritic one by reading.
Schniedewind is fairly good. There are others out there, as well:
Sivan, A Grammar of the Ugaritic Language (Brill--expensive)
Sivan, Ugaritic Grammar (Bialik--in modern Hebrew)
Tropper, Ugaritisch: Kurzgefasste Grammatik mit Ubungstexten und Glossar
(Ugarit Verlag--German) He also has an exhaustive grammar...
Segert, A Basic Grammar of Ugaritic Language with Selected Texts and
Glossary (U of California)
Bordreuil & Pardee, A Manual of Ugaritic (Eisenbrauns--translation &
correction of their French version)
Gordon, Ugaritic Textbook (Pontifical Biblical Institute--very dated and
not at all user friendly)
http://jimgetz.org/ has some good posts on the KRT epic
www.dailyhebrew.com has a long bibliography of resources
I'm sure there are others, but that should get you started.
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[mailto:b-hebrew-bounces at lists.ibiblio.org] On Behalf Of Matthew
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Subject: [b-hebrew] Ugaritic Studies
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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