Sumerian as an Ergative Language, I

  title={Sumerian as an Ergative Language, I},
  author={P. Michałowski},
  journal={Journal of Cuneiform Studies},
  pages={86 - 103}
  • P. Michałowski
  • Published 1980
  • History
  • Journal of Cuneiform Studies
  • Building on the groundwork laid down by F. Thureau-Dangin, A. Poebel, A. Falkenstein, T. Jacobsen, and others, a number of scholars have in recent years expanded the understanding of the basic morphology of the Sumerian language. The first major achievement of the last two decades has been the clarification of the morphology of the aspectual system of the verb.' The second has been the recognition of the fact that the nominal case system operates on an ergative basis.2 The primary purpose of… CONTINUE READING
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