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Re: Sumerian Study Group

Postby Eril » 2019-05-19, 16:29

Great! I haven't continued yet - I guess let's just start with the exercises next and see how fast it goes?

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Re: Sumerian Study Group

Postby vijayjohn » 2019-05-19, 16:32

Sure!

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Re: Sumerian Study Group

Postby Eril » 2019-06-10, 19:01

Started a bit on the exercises today.

I took a short look at 4.3 but came to the conclusion that I don't find any patterns of sign-usage through time quickly and don't care to look more closely.

Then I did 4.4. It's a really good exercise, I think, finally something to put into practice what one learned.
Took a break half-way-through, which might be actually helpful to better internalize how the syntax works.
Those genitive constructions are quite counter-intuitive - for such exercises I can do them without too much hassle, but if I were to actually use that in spoken language... arghh, or rather ak ak ak ;)

I found a few mistakes in the solutions however (missing words, mainly). Seems like the author is also getting confused xD
And he does not mention that when one has a genitive as a modifier and an adjective as a modifier, the genitive comes before the adjective - but that's how he writes it in the solutions. Semantically it makes sense, though.

I started with 4.5 but only did a-d thus far.

There were also some words required but not provided that had not occurred in any examples before. But I could find all of them by searching the PDF for the meaning in question.

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Re: Sumerian Study Group

Postby Eril » 2019-06-17, 18:44

No further updates yet - but I guess you might have overlooked this one again?

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Re: Sumerian Study Group

Postby vijayjohn » 2019-06-17, 18:55

No, I didn't, actually. I've just been kind of busy lately. :)

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Re: Sumerian Study Group

Postby Eril » 2019-06-17, 19:18

No problems!
I'll be on a business trip the next 2 weeks, so I'll also not do much studying then (except during the traveling perhaps), but then I'll be on vacation and will certainly have opportunity to continue.


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