Encyclopedia > Phonetic complement

  Article Content

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



All Wikipedia text is available under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License

 
  Search Encyclopedia

Search over one million articles, find something about almost anything!
 
 
  
  Featured Article
David McReynolds

... the editorial board of the Leftist magazine, Liberation. He was a staunch pacifist and draft resister, and in 1960 joined the War Resisters League (WRL), which he would ...

 
 
 
This page was created in 34 ms