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Phonetic complement

In languages written in cuneiform, a phonetic complement is a sign used to indicate the type of the word it either precedes or follows. For example, the sign DINGIR often precedes names of gods, as LUGAL does for kings. It is not believed that these were pronounced.

TODO: List of phonetic complements in Akkadian

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