Basics of Ancient Ugaritic Video Lectures provides a 30-minute lesson to accompany each chapter in the Basics of Ancient Ugaritic teaching grammar. Ugaritic is an ancient language of Canaan, written in cuneiform on tablets of clay. Ugaritic is of vital importance for understanding the wider world and culture surrounding the Old Testament text. The grammar and video lectures begin with the alphabet, and each new lesson builds on the ones before. This approach is not, therefore, that of a synthetic Ugaritic grammar—those types of texts often prove to be overwhelming for students.
Instead, Basics of Ancient Ugaritic Video Lectures can readily be used for learning the language by individuals on their own or in a classroom setting. Each chapter in the accompanying grammar concludes with a set of exercises allowing students to know whether they are grasping the fundamentals of the language.
In short, Basics of Ancient Ugaritic Video Lectures, along with the accompanying grammar, represents an ideal first step for entering the larger world of Semitic languages.
Session Titles and Runtimes:
1 - Ugarit in a Nutshell (19 min)
2 - Language Basics (17 min)
3 - Nouns (20 min)
4 - Adjectives (23 min)
5 - Prepositions (14 min)
6 - Pronouns (28 min)
7 - Verbs (26 min)
8 - Moods (22 min)
9 - Infinitives (16 min)
10 - Thematic Stems (33 min)
11 - Weak Verbs (32 min)
12 - Adverbs (18 min)
13 - Miscellanea (19 min)
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