Talk:Hittite language

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Hittite š[edit]

If the article is correct and the phoneme /s/ is meant here, what possible reason could there be for not transcribing the sound with a simple "s"? Simply as an homage to the initial Czech researcher? It certainly causes needless ambiguities and people writing inappropriate "sh"s - eg, "Hattusha(sh)" and "Kanesh." -LlywelynII (talk) 12:49, 8 December 2010 (UTC)

Hittite placenames[edit]

Two questions:
1) If URU is simply a nonverbalized indication that a place is being discussed, what possible reason could there be for its inclusion where such a distinction is obvious - for example, in the native language transcription of Hattusa?
2) Regardless of whether Hittite conjugations were mentioned in the cuneiform, it's still believed they used them and we understand them. Why are they consistently omitted - again, for example, Hattusa, which would presumably have been Hattusas to the Hittites themselves? -LlywelynII (talk) 12:49, 8 December 2010 (UTC)

Hatti Kingdom and(still disputed)[edit]

This needs a clearifing, As far as i know Hattusa as a kingdom have been recorded many times in Hittite state archives and also many Stele have been found (like one of Mursili I) in Hattusa, on Land of Hatti.

What can be the dispution among scholars while archeological evidence is indisputable about existance? —Preceding unsigned comment added by 81.214.101.159 (talk) 09:53, 24 January 2010 (UTC)

The existence of the hatti(hattusa) kingdom is not seriously disputed. The issue is whether the hatti and the hittite were the same peoples. Currently the general consensus is that the hittites were invaders(possibly peaceful or violent) and eventually became dominant in the area after the hatti were absorbed/killed/exiled(not likely).

And there is rarely such a thing as indisputable evidence. Evidence must always be interpreted according to a framework. You would do well to remember that in your career. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 68.114.160.70 (talk) 04:26, 17 February 2010 (UTC)

Meaning[edit]

The Hittite verb "suwaiemi" seems to mean "I fill". Experts are welcome to correct me. Three boxes are blank, referring to the verb. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 81.139.189.240 (talk) 10:57, 4 June 2010 (UTC) The Infinitive, Participle and Supine boxes are empty. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 81.139.189.240 (talk) 09:05, 5 June 2010 (UTC)

Is Hittite language Indo-European!?[edit]

A language being Indo-European does not mean much since there are NO sharply defined independant language families.

Please see below:

http://anthrocivitas.net/forum/showthread.php?p=115706#post115706

Humanbyrace (talk) 19:16, 17 November 2010 (UTC)

It means a lot if you are an indo-europeanist and trying to reconstruct the root language the various members of the family derive from. I suspect most people who take anything more than a superficial interest in Hittite are indo-europeanists trying to do that. Otherwise, I'm not getting your point. Are you proposing a change to the article? Or are you trying to use this talk page like any random internet discussion forum? Ekwos (talk) 04:05, 27 November 2010 (UTC)

Laryngeals[edit]

This para confuses singulars and plurals and thus conceals which laryngeals are really meant in the different sentences. HJJHolm (talk) 08:03, 26 December 2011 (UTC)

article definitely needs some work on the disappearance of Hittite as a language[edit]

We need reasons (the Phrygian invasions, the "sea peoples," Assyrian military actions) and some description of the decline and gradual extinction of the language. I can approach it from a historical basis but a linguist should provide the material about the technical disappearance of Hittite. If someone's watching this page with the expertise, please respond? Thank you. HammerFilmFan (talk) 15:46, 16 August 2013 (UTC)

On a different note, I found this at another historical site: The Hittite kingdom, or at least its core region, was apparently called Hatti in the reconstructed Hittite language. However, the Hittites should be distinguished from the "Hattians," an earlier people who inhabited the same region until the beginning of the second millennium B.C.E., and spoke a non-Indo-European language conventionally called Hattic. To me this would seem to conflict with a statement in the article (which badly needs citations throughout.) HammerFilmFan (talk) 16:17, 16 August 2013 (UTC)