n Journal of Northwest Semitic Languages - A new attestation of the Canaanite H stem in the Amarna letters : ( 88:36)

Volume 39, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 0259-0131


The problematic verbal form in the Amarna letter 88:36 should be read , derived from the common Semitic root R.Y.Q ("to be empty"), and parsed as first pers.pl. of the Canaanite H causative stem. This form constitutes an important piece of historical evidence in favour of the vowel pattern /a-i/ in the prefix conjugation of the H stem in Early Canaanite.

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