Akkadian language resources – Language Links Database

Akkadian – (also Accadian, Assyro-Babylonian) is an extinct east Semitic language (part of the greater Afroasiatic language family) that was spoken in ancient Mesopotamia. The earliest attested Semitic language, it used the cuneiform writing system, which was originally used to write ancient Sumerian, an unrelated language isolate. The language was named after the city of Akkad by linguists, a major center of Semitic Mesopotamian civilization during the Akkadian Empire (ca. 2334–2154 BC), although the language itself predates the founding of Akkad by many centuries. 

More information: Wikipedia

Official language in: Assyria and Babylonia

Akkadian Grammar and Pronunciation

  • Cuneiform Revealed - an introduction to cuneiform script and the Akkadian language
  • Seal.uni-leipzig.de - a Text Corpus of Babylonian and Assyrian Literary Texts from the 3rd and 2nd Millennia BCE
  • Klinopis.cz - old Babylonian Text Corpus
  • Wiki - phonology and Writing System

Digitized Grammar Books


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