The Survival of Ancient Anatolian and Mesopotamian Vocabulary until the Present

@article{Greppin1991TheSO,
  title={The Survival of Ancient Anatolian and Mesopotamian Vocabulary until the Present},
  author={J. A. Greppin},
  journal={Journal of Near Eastern Studies},
  year={1991},
  volume={50},
  pages={203 - 207}
}
  • J. A. Greppin
  • Published 1991
  • History
  • Journal of Near Eastern Studies
THERE is little doubt that words from extinct Near Eastern languages have continued up into modern times. The words I am referring to are not those that survived through cognates in languages still alive, but rather those that survived through loans into unrelated languages which have continued up to our day. Thus some scholars have argued for the continuation of Hurrian and Urartian through Armenian, and others also suspect there is Akkadian and Hurrian vocabulary surviving in Persian. In… Expand
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