By Harry A. Hoffner
Hoffner and Melchert's long-awaited paintings is certain to turn into either the normal reference grammar and the most educating instrument for the Hittite language. the 1st quantity features a thorough description of Hittite grammar, grounded in an abundance of textual examples. additionally, the authors take note of an enormous array of stories on all points of the Hittite language. within the 5 many years because the book of the second one variation of Johannes Friedrich's Hethitisches Elementarbuch (1960), our wisdom of Hittite grammar has turn into extra targeted and nuanced, specifically as a result variety of new texts on hand and the becoming physique of secondary literature. this primary quantity within the LANE sequence fills a major hole and gives a accomplished reference for many years to return.
the second one quantity, on hand here, is an academic that includes a chain of graded classes with illustrative sentences for the scholar to translate. the educational is keyed to the reference grammar and offers huge notes.
the published grammar quantity is followed by means of a CD-ROM that comprises the total textual content of the grammar and educational in searchable, cross-referenced, and hyperlinked shape.
Errata: Minor corrections, that have been integrated into the second one printings of either the Grammar and the academic (December, 2008 â€" January, 2009), can be found here for download.