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day #1 [Oct. 19th, 2006|01:56 pm]
Word-A-Day Akkadian


Okay, we're going to start this off easy, because if this is not easy I doubt I will keep it up, and so far it's only for me so I can't be embarrassed by not being as cool as the sumerian chick, who posts cuneiform pictures and everything. Here, right now, it is straight transliterated vocabulary. (My excuse is that a) I am only an undergraduate and my cuneiform is not very good yet, b) I am hugely busy, and c) I am hugely lazy.)

So, today's word is:


Ummum means mother; it shows up in Arabic as um, plus whichever case ending you desire, and probably in other Semitic languages that I don't know. I think it's cool because it just looks/sounds very visceral and earthy to me. So there you go. Akkadian word for Thursday, October 19, 2006: ummum.

From: (Anonymous)
2010-10-07 01:57 pm (UTC)

Re: Thank you for the Sumerian word information...

Bird = iṣṣūrum
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