Akkadian Sentences about the Present Time (II_1)
This study addresses the words unique to the extant Neo-Assyrian corpus. All of them are listed in the paper, with etymological and philological notes wherever feasible or appropriate. Two foci of the inquiry are innovations in the basic lexicon of Neo-Assyrian and productive rules of word-formation in this language.
The first part of the paper is devoted to the problem of reconstruction of Tablet IV of the Standard Babylonian Epic of Gilgamesh. The second part deals with the place name Ḫamrān in an Old Babylonian Gilgamesh tablet from the Schøyen Collection. It is proposed that Ḫamrān is to be identified with Armānum, a city mostly known from the royal inscriptions of Naram-Sin.
The paper surveys the current state of knowledge about Sumerian loanwords in Akkadian and is intended as a prolegomenon to future studies dealing with specific lexemes. The paper discusses the following problems: identification of Sumerian loanwords in Akkadian and vice versa; key sources for reconstructing Sumerian phonology.
The paper offers an edition of an Old Babylonian Gilgamesh tablet from the Schøyen Collection (OB Schøyen2 in the edition by A.R. George). The text has been extensively commented upon. New interpretations are proposed for ll. 30, 37, 40, 46, 55.