One of my greatest challenges in Elementary Akkadian was memorizing vocabulary. I need to have it memorized and internalized, though, by the time I begin Intermediate Akkadian. So, this summer I’m working on a project which may be of value for anybody using A Grammar of Akkadian by John Huehnergard.
I am using Quizlet to make flashcards of the chapters. One set will be chapters 1-5, another chapters 6-10, another 11-15, etc. For each word in the vocabulary section, I’m including the word, a basic definition, and a picture. I hope that including the picture with the word will help me to learn the vocabulary and internalize it.
If you’re interested in using it, here is the link: Chapters 1-5, Chapters 6-10, Chapters 11-15, Chapters 16-20, Chapters 21-25, Chapters 26-30
NOTE: Chapters 1-5 are different from Chapters 6-10. In 1-5, the English is next to the picture, while in 6-10, the Akkadian is next to the picture. The remaining flashcards, namely chapters 11-38, will have the Akkadian next to the picture.
4 thoughts on “Memorizing Akkadian Vocabulary with Images”
Will, this is a great idea — one of the ideas David and I had in our Hebrew book was putting in diagrams and images, like the Oxford Picture Dictionary. Alas, it was not slated to work, but maybe for the second edition.
I’d love that.
I’ll be reviewing the book by the end of the summer. I’ve already taken a peek at it and I have some preliminary thoughts in formation.
Great — looking forward to it!
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