Lesson Three: Phonetics

By Phonetics I mean that natural development of a language which is evident in the evolution of nouns, verbs and the other parts of speech. The development of the Ugaritic language is, however, a subject more suited to an advanced study and not the study of basic grammar. The subject is merely broached here so that the student knows from the very beginning that Ugaritic underwent the same kind of changes common in every language.

ASSIGNMENT: Memorize the vocabulary below (and note again that only the transliteration of the words is given with a basic meaning).

yph witness
lht tablet
d of
dbh sacrifice
dqn beard
dr’ to sow
ahd seized
ars earth
sin flocks
yzhq he laughs
sgr young
sgsg to set (of the sun)
mgmg to mix
ngs to tremble
rgb to be hungry
glm youth
rgt to suck
tgrt gates
ngr guard
yqg to be alert
gr mountain
zl shade
hzr court
’zm bone
mispt an article of clothing
gan pride
smal left
tk midst
mt death
in there is not
bt house
ulp prince
urbt window
irby locusts
uhy brother