Lesson 9: Adverbs

When -h occurs at the end of a word it indicates direction toward (just as in Hebrew). Sometimes -t occurs with the same sense. Suffixed -m is used as an accusative in many instances. Sometimes a preposition used in one line is balanced by -m in the next. Also, enclitic -m can be added to a verb for ballast in a hemistich. -m can even be attached to a noun in the construct state.

The noun bt may be used adverbially; i.e., “bt ikl” means “in the house of eating”.

ahr is also used adverbially and means afterwards while when ap is used in this way it means also, even.


al = surely

idk = then

bl = surely

kn = thus

mid = much

ASSIGNMENT: Memorize the adverbs and the vocabulary above -- and then translate KTU 4.392.