By Daniel C. Snell
Useful booklet to aid one making plans on studying Akkadian/cuneiform grammar--this is a workbook for memorizing the syllabary
Daniel Snell's Workbook of Cuneiform symptoms has confirmed to be super worthwhile in my introductory experiences within the Akkadian language. usually, works masking topics reminiscent of cuneiform writing and popularity end up to be extra based on a reference paintings than a self sustaining student's advisor. in spite of the fact that, this particularly low-cost instructional for writing and memorizing nearly a hundred and ten cuneiform symptoms has confirmed to be not just easy, yet hugely effective.
I in the beginning accomplished the e-book over the process 3 months a few yr in the past. whilst i started learning the Epic of Gilgamesh in Simo Parpola's paintings, i discovered that I had retained approx. 25% of the data within the workbook (even after a 12 months of being clear of normal touch with the signs). i started dealing with the workbook a moment time beginning in October, and that i chanced on that it simply took 20-30 days to accomplish with a lot of the data simply coming again to me.
Snell's strategy is straightforward, but powerful. He introduces the indicators so as of similarity (not in contrast to a regular Akkadian signal checklist (so I understand), yet explains and demonstrates precisely the best way to draw every one signal step-by-step. Following preliminary perform of every signal, the coed plays basic workouts from transliteration to cuneiform and vice versa. on the finish of every part, there's an examination that assessments the clients wisdom of the indicators realized to that juncture. there's a complete examination on the finish of the ebook as well.
All in all, i've got suggested this workbook to seminary scholars that experience both taken a semester of Akkadian or are planning on doing so. it really is a useful software that turns out to set up a scientific procedure for studying a posh writing procedure. hugely recommended.
A WORKBOOK OF CUNEIFORM indicators. Aids and examine instruments in historical close to jap stories No.3. by means of Daniel C. Snell. a hundred and forty pp. Malibu : Undena courses, 1979. ISBN 0-890003-058-8 (pbk.)
The writer tells us that the belief for this workbook got here from the 'Japanese Kana Workbook' by way of P. G. O'Neill (Palo Alto and Tokyo : Kodansha overseas 1967), a hugely profitable workbook for instructing the japanese syllabary.
Snell's cuneiform workbook supplies an identical process programmed guideline that teaches the a hundred and ten most often used cuneiform symptoms. It teaches the traditional Neo-Assyrian signal types, and a mode encouraging energetic use of the symptoms is gifted in view that an energetic wisdom of the symptoms will stick with the coed longer.
The indicators are divided into 8 sections. each one part includes step by step routines and ends with a quiz reviewing the entire indicators provided. appendices offer an alphabetic record of values taught and a listing of the signs.
The 'Workbook' is designed for domestic research through scholars in starting Akkadian periods and gives a realistic and systematic creation to the cuneiform writing approach. it may be utilized in conjunction with R. Labat's 'Manuel d'Epigraphie akkadienne' (5th ed., Paris : Geuthner, 1976).
The e-book measures 8.5 via 11.0 inches, is well-printed on powerful paper, and is sure in a strong wrapper. In either layout and technique it follows O'Neill's renowned and powerful 'Kana Workbook' very closely.
Snell's 'Workbook' is a superb booklet which achieves what it units out to do. because it covers simply one hundred ten indicators, it won't in fact flip the consumer right into a full-fledged scribe. however it could be of price to novices in cuneiform, and it's going to support dispel a few of the secret which surrounds the attractive yet advanced cuneiform signs.
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I newly bought this publication. Intuitevely you'll get into memorising cuneiform characters with assistance from this workbook. with no noticing i've got come to discover that i've got memorised approximately forty cuneiforms in an afternoon. I want a few extra complex workbooks resembling this might be released to aid us to development into turning into complete scribes. I absolutely recommend.
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5.0 out of five stars one of the simplest ways To studying Cuneiform March 10, 2007
I consider the former comments.
I'm attempting to study Akkadian with the aid of Huehnergard's first-class Grammar of Akkadian, and understand little or no of cuneiform.
Snell's workbook doesn't train you grammar yet is so easy to exploit by itself as an relief to examining and writing cuneiform, drills you bit by bit (one signal at a time), might be learn in snatches in your spare time, doesn't have pretensions , and, all in all, is well-produced.
The publication looms better than its cost (though I bought it from a distinct seller).
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