Friday, August 13, 2004

Anatolian Languages, Hittite

The Hittite language is known from the approximately 25,000 tablets or fragments of tablets preserved in the archives of Bogazk�y-Hattusa, excavated by German archaeologists beginning in 1905. In Hittite cuneiform texts, the language is referred to as nesili (nasili) �language of Nesa,� or nesumnili �language of the Neshite.� Earlier Hittite linguistic material may be found in


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