Ugaritic cuneiform was named after Ugarit, the city state where it was used in what is now Syria. It was probably created sometime during the 14th century BC. Ugaritic cuneiform outwardly resembles other cuneiform scripts and has a sound system based on consonant alphabets such as Phoenician/Canaanite. Ugarit flourished from the 14th century BC until 1180/70 BC, when it was destroyed.

Ugaritic cuneiform outwardly resembles other cuneiform scripts and has a syllabic sound system such as Etruscan. Ugarit an independed Canaanite city-state flourished from C. 2600 BC until it was utterly destroyed in 1205 BC.

This is a map of the Ancient Near East. It shows where the Hittites, Egyptians, Babylonians & Assyrians were during the 16th-14th c. BC

This is a map of the Ancient Near East. It shows where the Hittites, Egyptians, Babylonians & Assyrians were during the century BCE. (remember that many ancient names come from the Greek)

The Ugaritic script is a cuneiform used from around either the 1400/1300 BC for Ugaritic, an extinct Northwest Semitic language, and discovered in Ugarit (modern Ras Shamra), Syria, in 1928. It has 30 letters. Other languages (particularly Hurrian) were occasionally written in the Ugaritic script.

The Ugaritic script is a cuneiform used from around 1400 BC to write Canaanite language was discovered in Ugarit (modern Ras Shamra), Syria It has 30 letters. Other languages (particularly Hurrian) were occasionally written in the Ugaritic script.

C1W2 Assyrian Empire Map

Assyrian Empire Map, which was huge and Israelite deportations.

cultural-zones middle-east

I’ve noted before the superb trove of maps available at the Gulf 2000 website, but here’s another one this time of the broad cultural and historical zones of the Middle East.


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Map of the Assyrian Empire under Tiglat-Pileser III (click for more maps of the ancient Middle East).

Assyrian Empire Map, which was huge and Israelite deportations.

Arabic Dialect Map: I only speak Libyan , Palestinan, Syrian , Lebanese & Iraqi some Egyptian is ok...

Arabic Dialect While modern standard Arabic is used for writing all over Arabic speaking countries, for speaking people have their own dialect. Communication between these spoken Arabic varies depends on similarities and differences.

The Hardest Languages to Learn infographic.  Great for visual learners!  I can't wait to show this in Sp1 next semester when a student complains that Spanish is soooo hard.  Then I'll give them all my examples of how Spanish structure and pronunciation are logical, and English is the harder of the two.  If a student ever complains again, various classmates invariably respond, "Man, you're loco!" as they start siting my examples.

The Hardest Languages to Learn infographic. Great for visual learners! Spanish structure and pronunciation are logical, and English is the harder of the two.

Sudan and South Sudan Ethnic Group Distribution.

S Sudan on precipice of civil war, Obama warns - BBC News

Afro-Asiatic languages - Karte der Afroasiatischen Sprachen - Semitic languages - Wikipedia

Map showing the historical distribution of Semitic (yellow) and other Afro-Asiatic language speakers about 1000 - 2000 years ago.

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