Amorite ABC

Danish. I present two recent discoveries of cuneiform tablets that have shed light on ancient languages. A find at the ancient Hittite capital Hattusa revealed a previously unknown Indo-European language, Kalashmic, and a tablet from southern Iraq gave us the best possible introduction to Amorite, a language that is best-known for being Hammurabi’s native tongue, but of which we lacked almost any textual evidence.

“Amoritisk ABC” (Amorite ABC”), Weekendavisen (13 October 2023). Link.