author={Igor M. Diakonoff},
  journal={Journal of the American Oriental Society},
  • I. Diakonoff
  • Published 1 October 1985
  • Linguistics
  • Journal of the American Oriental Society
This study examines a number of lexemes in Armenian which appear to have Hurro-Urartian etymologies. ft attempts also to isolate the chronological periods during which these borrowings took place and to describe the linguistic changes that these words underwent in Armenian. 

Urartian Sibilants in Armenian

It is long known that Urartian has left certain loan words in Classical Armenian. Recent linguistic evidence points to the likelihood that the Urartians came westward from Central Asia after the

Some effects of the Hurro-Urartian people and their languages upon the earliest Armenians

ion. 16 Though connections between Hurrian and the East Caucasian languages have been claimed before (Kluge 1907, with Dargwa; Bork 1909: 68-82, as a link between NEC and SEC; and Friedrich 1933:

Prolegomena to the Study of the Kurds

The article presents a thorough review of nearly all relevant aspects of Kurdish Studies concerning the ethnic history, identity, religion, language, and literature of the Kurds. Elaborating upon the

Biblical Mt. Ararat: Two Identifications

The biblical Ararat, mountain of landing of Noah’s Ark has two general identifications in the Armenian Highland: Mountain of Corduena (modern Cudi da g i) and Masis (Ararat, A g ri da g i), situated

Anticausatives in Classical Armenian

  • P. Kocharov
  • Linguistics
    Journal of Historical Linguistics
  • 2022
The present study contributes to the description of the coding of anticausatives and causative-anticausative alternation in Classical Armenian based on conventional typologically-oriented

Hurrian Meter and Phonology in the Boğazköy Parables

I offer evidence for a syllable-counting but non-isosyllabic meter, with lines in groups of 2-3, forming semantic units. Within these groups, the average difference in syllable count between lines is

Urartian Material Culture As State Assemblage: An Anomaly in the Archaeology of Empire

  • P. Zimansky
  • History
    Bulletin of the American Schools of Oriental Research
  • 1995
The distinctive artifacts associated with the kingdom of Urartu are normally assumed to constitute the material assemblage of a homogeneous culture. This article reviews the characteristics of these

At the boundaries of syntactic prehistory

The results suggest that syntactic diversity, modelled through a generative biolinguistic framework, can be used to provide a proof of historical relationship between different families irrespectively of the presence of a common lexicon from which regular sound correspondences can be determined.

Iranian Notes III

This paper brings to light additional lexical material with regard to several items, primarily cultural terms, discussed already in the relevant literature. The material was recorded during recent

How to Kill a Dragon: Aspects of Indo-European Poetics

In How to Kill a Dragon Calvert Watkins follows the continuum of poetic formulae in Indo-European languages, from Old Hittite to medieval Irish. He uses the comparative method to reconstruct