Example sentences for: akkadian

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  • Silver is from OE siolfor/seolfor , Proto-Germanic * silubhra , and may not be an Indo-European word at all, but one borrowed from the Semitic language Akkadian (the language of Babylon): sarpu refined metal.

  • The first known graphic system, cuneiform, served as the common vehicle of expression for not only Sumerian, Akkadian, Babylonian, Assyrian, and Ugaritic, but also Elamite, Hurrian, Old Persian, and Hittite.

  • While it must be noted that the cuneiform system, based on a pattern of wedge-like signs impressed in clay by a specially cut reed stylus, served several Mesopotamian cultures for about 3000 years, it was used for writing several languages of diverse structures: Sumerian was an agglutinative language, in structure of the type of American Indian languages, Hungarian, etc.; Akkadian was a Semitic language, similar in structure to Hebrew; the Elamites spoke a language of which we know little, but it is interesting to note that about 1500 BC they changed from the script writing system they had been using to cuneiform, and in the “short” time of less than 500 years had reduced the number of symbols to 113.


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