oa Journal for Semitics - The genitive construction in the Emar testaments

Volume 5, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 1013-8471



By comparing the different ways by which the Emar testaments express a genitive relationship, with those practices revealed in the Akkadian of Ugarit and Carchemish, this article wishes to reveal that at Emar ""a N2"" as a part of ""N1 a N2"" can, apart from being an attribute, also be a predicate. ""N1 a N2"" could thus mean either ""N1 the one of N2"" or ""N1 is/will be the one of N2.""

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