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Addenda and Corrigenda to Harry A. Hoffner Jr. and H. Craig Melchert, Grammar of the Hittite Language (GrHL). Reference Grammar

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Addenda and Corrigenda to Harry A. Hoffner Jr. and H. Craig Melchert, Grammar of the Hittite Language (GrHL). Reference Grammar
It was long planned that—following a now common practice—addenda and corrigenda to the reference grammar volume of the GrHL would be posted online on the Eisenbrauns website and the respective home-pages of the authors. These plans were delayed due to a variety of reasons. As is often the case, the appearance of reviews stretched over several years, and following publication of the GrHL Professor Hoffner was very much preoccupied with other research projects. His sudden death in March, 2015, forestalled any planned collaboration on these notes upon my own retirement the following June.
The very long delay in the appearance of these addenda and corrigenda inevitably has had serious consequences. Most obviously, consultation with my late co-author was impossible. We had informally discussed preliminary notes written in January, 2011, in response to the first reviews, but I must stress that Professor Hoffner never had the opportunity to explicitly approve even those, so I am solely responsible for the content of what follows. The passage of eight years has also unsurprisingly greatly increased the number of newly published works on various aspects of Hittite grammar. It was our cherished hope that publication of GrHL would stimulate new research, but the gratifyingly brisk pace of activity during the long delay adds to the challenge of preparing an adequate response. Fortunately, current technology permits rapid further updating, so this surely incomplete initial effort may be modified promptly. I not only welcome but indeed solicit help in filling omissions, including any reviews beyond those listed below that have escaped my attention.

H. Craig Melchert June, 2017 (melchert@humnet.ucla.edu)

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