This biannual learning unit is being organized in 2020-2021
Alternating with LGLOR2771, this course deals with the following themes:
1. The nominal and verbal morphology,
2. Questions of syntax
3. The vocabulary of the texts,
At the end of this learning unit, the student is able to :
At the end of this course, the student will be capable to read and partially translate an Elamite or Hurrian text.
Hurrian is a language unique of its kind, close to Urartian, used in Syria and Anatolia throughout the whole of the 2nd millennium. It was the official language of the kingdom of Mitanni.
Elamite is an isolate language, texts in which are attested from c.2300 until the 4th century BC. It was spoken in what is now southwest Iran.
Due to the COVID-19 crisis, the information in this section is particularly likely to change.The part 'Initiation' takes the form of lectures.
The texts prepared by the students are corrected and are the subject of grammatical, historic and cultural commentaries.
Due to the COVID-19 crisis, the information in this section is particularly likely to change.Continuous evaluation during the year.
Written exam of an unseen text followed by its oral correction.
- G. Wilhelm, "Hurrian", R.D. Woodard (éd.), The Cambridge Encyclopedia of the World's Ancient Languages, Cambridge, 2004, 95-118.
- M.W. Stolper, "Elamite", R.D. Woodard (éd.), The Cambridge Encyclopedia of the World's Ancient Languages, Cambridge, 2004, 60-94.
- J. Tavernier, "Elamite: analyse grammaticale et lecture de textes", Res Antiquae 8 (2011), 315-350.
- J. Tavernier, "The Elamite Language", J. Álvarez-Mon, G.P. Basello & Y. Wicks (eds.), The Elamite World, London - New York, 2018, 416-449.