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Friedrich Hrozny believes that Hittite is an Indo-European language. On face value, Hrzony makes a strong case. However, Maurice Bloomfield is not entirely convinced by Hrozny’s evidence that Hittite belongs to this etymological group.
Publisher: Gorgias Press LLC
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SKU (ISBN): 978-1-61143-017-2
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Series: Analecta Gorgiana 723
Publication Date: Aug 7,2010
Interior Color: Black
Trim Size: 6 x 9
Page Count: 19
Language: English
ISBN: 978-1-61143-017-2
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In 1916 a report was written by Friedrich Hrozny in which he dealt with the Hittite language. He claimed that Hittite was Indo-European. If his argument was based on decipherment of the cuneiform, if his translations were impeccable, if the speech permits no other linguistic interpretations than those proposed, and if they do not represent a small selection of Indo-European assonances then Hittite must be Indo-European. Not until 1920 did Hrozny’s full treatise, Die Sprache der Hethiter, come out. On the face value of his text-readings, interpretations, and grammatical estimates Hrozny makes a strong case. As far as the author can see, the Indo-European aspects of Hittite have no basis in any known historic colonizations by Indo-Europeans as part of Asia Minor. Maurice Bloomfield believes that Hittite could show signs of Indo-European, though he does not believe the Hittite language to be a part of this etymological group.

In 1916 a report was written by Friedrich Hrozny in which he dealt with the Hittite language. He claimed that Hittite was Indo-European. If his argument was based on decipherment of the cuneiform, if his translations were impeccable, if the speech permits no other linguistic interpretations than those proposed, and if they do not represent a small selection of Indo-European assonances then Hittite must be Indo-European. Not until 1920 did Hrozny’s full treatise, Die Sprache der Hethiter, come out. On the face value of his text-readings, interpretations, and grammatical estimates Hrozny makes a strong case. As far as the author can see, the Indo-European aspects of Hittite have no basis in any known historic colonizations by Indo-Europeans as part of Asia Minor. Maurice Bloomfield believes that Hittite could show signs of Indo-European, though he does not believe the Hittite language to be a part of this etymological group.

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Maurice Bloomfield

  • The Hittite Language (page 5)