This paper concentrates on the etymology of the epistolary terms k't, k'nt in Official Aramaic and proposes that they are related to the root k-'-n, used both in official correspondence from Middle Assyrian and in the Amarna letters. In this discussion various dialectal features in the history of Aramaic are discussed, among them: rule ordering with regards to the assimilation of the consonant -n, and the insertion of an anaptyxis between clusters of two final consonants; the existence of two allomorphs in Aramaic for the feminine ending, -at and -t; and a consideration of the existence of some connection between the dialect of the Sefire inscription and the dialect of the Hermopolis letters.
- Rambi Publications
- Bible -- Ezra -- Language, style
- Aramaic language, Biblical
- Akkadian language