New or Contested Old Sumerian Sign Readings

The alternate readings here come from G. Marchesi and N. Marchetti’s Royal Statuary of Early Dynastic Mesopotamia (2011). Marchesi and Marchetti also note that “the so-called ‘amissable’ final consonants in Sumerian (that is, /d/, /g/, /k/, /ř/, held to be mute in word-final position), which include the phoneme /k/ of the genitive, were in fact pronounced in the Early Dynastic period (cf. Bauer 1989-90: 77. The loss of these consonants probably occurred in the Neo-Sumerian period.)” (2011: 238).

LAK numbers refer to the numbers provided in A. Deimel's Liste der archaischen Keilschriftzeichen (= WVDOG 40 [1922]).

CDLI Reading Alternate Readings Sign Name LAK Number
abba2 abax ABxAŠ2
aga3 aga3 GIN2 LAK 667
agrun agrun E2.NUN
akkilx AB.KID
ALIMx.NITA KIŠ.NITA
anzudx MI
adab ařabx UD.NUN
11 AŠ-tenû
ašgix HIxDIŠ
ašgix ŠIR
inanna 'aštar MUŠ3
bahar2 bahar2 DUG.SILA3.BUR LAK 742
bilx NExPAP
bu16 NI
dar dax DAR
dingir dimerx AN
ellilx EN.E2
enx GAL
ennegirx ENxGI.KI
iri ere URU
iri eri URU
esi ešax KAL
eštubx KU6+GUD
gidim gadimx GIDIM
galx NUN
dab/dib gebx DIB
gizuna ŠID.NUNki
ĝešdurux PA
ur3/uru12 ĝušurx UR3
ḫad ḫad PA
i3 idx NI
inanna (n)in'anakx MUŠ3
inanna in(n)inx MUŠ3
iri iri URU
isḫarax LAGABxSIG7
isḫarax LAGABxSIG7.SAHAR
ensi2 iššex PA.TE.SI
keš2 kešerx EZEN
ukken KIĜx UNKEN
kullab(a)x UNUG
piriĝ kušux PIRIĜ LAK 256
lam labx LAM
lagasx NU11.BUR(.MUŠEN)
lamma lammarx KAL
lugalx GAL+LU
nanše/nina niĝenx NANŠE/NINA
ensi2 niĝsi'akx PA.TE.SI
nita nintaḫx
nisaba2 nissabakx NAĜA
pabilgax ĜIŠ.NExPAP/"ĜIŠ".PAP.NE
palil palil IGI.DU
pařx ExPAP
sa12 sa12 SAĜ
sigx SAR
šuba3 subex MUŠ3 / MUŠ3.ZA(7) / MUŠ3xZA(7)/
MUŠ3.ZA.ZA(7) / ZA.MUŠ3 / ZA.MUŠ2
sur3 KAM
šarex NI
šub5 ZI:ZI.ŠE3
dub3/ṭa3 ṭab6 DUG3 LAK 666/786
u6 ugx U6
umma umma ĜIŠ.KUŠU2
ur4 urax UR4
uru11 urubx URUxKAR2
udu uřax UDU
usan4 SI/SU4
ušurx ušurx LAL2xLAGAB/LAL2xTUG2

Bibliography

Bauer, J. (1989-90). "Altsumerische Wirtschaftsurkunden in Leningrad." Archiv für Orientforschung, 76-91.

Deimel, A. (1922). Liste der archaischen Keilschriftzeichen von Fara. JC Hinrich.

Marchesi, G., & Marchetti, N. (2011). Royal statuary of early dynastic Mesopotamia. Eisenbrauns.

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