Epistemic Modality in Old Babylonian

Eran Cohen*

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Most Probably: Epistemic Modality in Old Babylonian by Nathan Wasserman is the first attempt to provide a description of the domain of epistemic modality in Old Babylonian Akkadian. This attempt is not entirely successful, for several reasons. Methodological inconsistency often impairs the author’s ability to convince the reader of his solutions. Both primary data and existing secondary literature are used only selectively, which renders the proposed description problematic. Finally, the lack of cross-referencing between the chapters evokes the feeling that the different particles do not quite constitute a system.

Original languageAmerican English
Pages (from-to)123-136
Number of pages14
JournalJournal of the American Oriental Society
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 2014

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