By Daniel C. Snell
Valuable publication to help 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 reviews within the Akkadian language. frequently, works masking topics akin to cuneiform writing and popularity turn out to be extra based on a reference paintings than a self sufficient student's consultant. in spite of the fact that, this really low-cost instructional for writing and memorizing nearly a hundred and ten cuneiform indicators has confirmed to be not just effortless, yet hugely effective.
I before everything accomplished the e-book over the process 3 months a couple of 12 months in the past. while 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 usual touch with the signs). i started dealing with the workbook a moment time beginning in October, and that i came upon that it basically took 20-30 days to accomplish with a lot of the knowledge comfortably coming again to me.
Snell's process is easy, but potent. He introduces the indicators so as of similarity (not not like a typical Akkadian signal record (so I understand), yet explains and demonstrates precisely tips to draw every one signal step-by-step. Following preliminary perform of every signal, the coed plays easy workouts from transliteration to cuneiform and vice versa. on the finish of every part, there's an examination that exams the clients wisdom of the symptoms realized to that juncture. there's a accomplished examination on the finish of the e-book as well.
All in all, i've got urged this workbook to seminary scholars that experience both taken a semester of Akkadian or are planning on doing so. it really is a useful device that turns out to set up a scientific process for studying a posh writing method. hugely recommended.
A WORKBOOK OF CUNEIFORM symptoms. Aids and learn instruments in historic close to japanese reviews 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 assumption for this workbook got here from the 'Japanese Kana Workbook' by means of P. G. O'Neill (Palo Alto and Tokyo : Kodansha overseas 1967), a hugely winning workbook for instructing the japanese syllabary.
Snell's cuneiform workbook supplies an identical process programmed guide that teaches the one hundred ten most often used cuneiform indicators. It teaches the normal Neo-Assyrian signal varieties, and a style encouraging energetic use of the indicators is gifted because an energetic wisdom of the symptoms will stick with the coed longer.
The symptoms are divided into 8 sections. each one part includes step by step workouts and ends with a quiz reviewing the entire symptoms awarded. appendices offer an alphabetic checklist of values taught and a listing of the signs.
The 'Workbook' is designed for domestic learn through scholars in starting Akkadian periods and offers 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 by means of 11.0 inches, is well-printed on powerful paper, and is sure in a strong wrapper. In either layout and method it follows O'Neill's well known and powerful 'Kana Workbook' very closely.
Snell's 'Workbook' is a superb booklet which achieves what it units out to do. because it covers basically one hundred ten symptoms, it won't after all flip the person right into a full-fledged scribe. however it can be of price to novices in cuneiform, and it may support dispel a few of the secret which surrounds the attractive yet advanced cuneiform signs.
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5.0 out of five stars first-class November five, 2004
By Recep Sami Ciner
I newly bought this publication. Intuitevely you'll get into memorising cuneiform characters with the aid of 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 equivalent to this is able to be released to aid us to development into turning into complete scribes. I totally recommend.
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5.0 out of five stars one of the best ways To studying Cuneiform March 10, 2007
I trust the former comments.
I'm attempting to study Akkadian with assistance from Huehnergard's very good Grammar of Akkadian, and comprehend little or no of cuneiform.
Snell's workbook doesn't educate you grammar yet is so easy to exploit by itself as an reduction to examining and writing cuneiform, drills you bit by bit (one signal at a time), may be learn in snatches in your spare time, doesn't have pretensions , and, all in all, is well-produced.
The e-book looms better than its fee (though I acquired it from a special seller).