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Re: YR$LM: misc [was Re: [ANE-2] Urusalim vs. Jerusalem

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  • Peter T. Daniels
    ... I have seen at least two, and I think three, 20-page review articles of that opus, each of which contains an entirely different list of mistakes. I recall
    Message 1 of 8 , Mar 4, 2006
      Ariel L. Szczupak wrote:

      > Well, I got the books out (probably forgot some), and then got bogged
      > down in Rainey's CAT, which was the obvious first choice :(
      >
      > <start rant>
      >
      > That's Anson F. Rainey, "Canaanite in the Amarna Tablets: A
      > Linguistic Analysis of the Mixed Dialect used by Scribes from
      > Canaan", 1995. Publisher? Brill :(
      >
      > See http://www.brill.nl/product.asp?ID=2709
      >
      > That's 4 volumes weighing 2.6kg, and listing at 736$. That's 283
      > $/kg. For comparison, the current price of silver is ~325 $/kg :( [I
      > was "lucky" to get them at a "bargain" price of ~500$]
      >
      > But that's not really new, and not what drove me mad now. There are 3
      > "content" volumes and the fourth is the references and index of
      > passages cited.
      >
      > There is no topical index and no combined table of contents for the
      > three "content" volumes.
      >
      > How the @#$% do they think people should use these books? Open them
      > at random and expect pearls of wisdom to jump out, like the
      > Lubavitcher's letters?
      >
      > <end rant>

      I have seen at least two, and I think three, 20-page review articles of
      that opus, each of which contains an entirely different list of
      mistakes. I recall the ones by Eva von Dassow and John Huehnergard.
      --
      Peter T. Daniels grammatim@...
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