Hittite

Gamblingbear

Active Member
I think it's great that you are learning Hittite! I'm starting with Akkadian this October and have been eyeing Hittite as well--mostly because it's an indo-European language that uses Cuneiform.

My department offers a revolving set of "smaller" ancient languages and Hittite is one of them. I've looked at past semester catalogues, but while Hittite classes are offered, the professors unfortunatly didn't bother to list literature suggestions online.

A possible suggestion for find learning sources: send an e-mail to a professor or two and ask for their recommendations. You're in Belgium right? Université Catholique Louvain should be a good place to start. If that doesn't help, let me know. I can ask some of the professors who taught those Hittite classes for suggestions, but I won't be on campus for a couple of weeks.

Another suggestion: https://www.eisenbrauns.com They sell academic texts on the Ancient Near East & Biblical times. They have a couple of Hittite books, but are US based so shipping is a bit hefty for Europe.​
 

Araneus

Umbraticus Lector
I think I should start exercising, so that I can live long enough to study ancient Mesopotamian and Semitic languages as well...
 

Alphege

New Member
Only recently I heard about Hittite. Now I see something at this forum about it. I'll be darn!
 

Terry S.

Quaestor
Staff member
Oh my gosh I know what I'm bringing to my department's end of year party!

I certainly won't. If I baked some of these there's a high chance they could be mistaken for the real thing.
 

Issacus Divus

H₃rḗǵs h₁n̥dʰéri diwsú
ūk Ḫattušan miāssiyātar

I know this was a while ago Pacifica, but did this go anywhere?
 

Pacifica

grammaticissima
Staff member

Issacus Divus

H₃rḗǵs h₁n̥dʰéri diwsú
Aw, shoot. I got really excited for a minute.

Is there anyone learning or interested in Mesopotamian languages here?
 

Iáson

Cívis Illústris
ūk nāsili kuitki memiyawanzi (?) sākḫi. nu D.Ullikummin kinun ḫalzeḫḫi.
 

Issacus Divus

H₃rḗǵs h₁n̥dʰéri diwsú
D.Ullikummin ḫalzetti?
 

Iáson

Cívis Illústris
handān (?) tuppin hantezzin D.Ullikummiyas.
 

Issacus Divus

H₃rḗǵs h₁n̥dʰéri diwsú
Ah. Misākki.

This is rather challenging, no?
 

Issacus Divus

H₃rḗǵs h₁n̥dʰéri diwsú

Issacus Divus

H₃rḗǵs h₁n̥dʰéri diwsú

Iáson

Cívis Illústris
Well, I can't find misākki in a dictionary, so probably. Or maybe sakinumi.
 

Issacus Divus

H₃rḗǵs h₁n̥dʰéri diwsú

Iáson

Cívis Illústris
I guess it ought to be (the passive means 'be dear, loved'), but I'm not sure if the active is attested. It's also possible that it's a -hi verb (āssiyahhi).
 

Issacus Divus

H₃rḗǵs h₁n̥dʰéri diwsú
Hmm.
 
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