Languages in Oracc

Oracc can handle a wide range of languages, ancient and modern. This page provides a quick access point to the relevant documentation.

Ancient Languages

See also the documentation on language codes and on Unicode characters, fonts and keyboards.

Akkadian

Documentation on Akkadian includes:

AKK: Oracc Linguistic Annotation for Akkadian
This document provides an overview of language-specific annotation conventions for Akkadian used in Oracc. We focus here on the data-entry view of linguistic annotation giving only enough additional technical background to ensure that correct annotation of ATF files can be carried out.
Akkadian Stylesheet
There are many valid ways to transliterate Akkadian in ATF, but the more similarly people transliterate texts for Oracc, the better the corpora will work together. This document sets out Oracc's recommended transliteration conventions for Akkadian.
OB Akkadian Guidelines
This document sets out Oracc's recommendations for OB Akkadian; it assumes a knowledge of the Akkadian Stylesheet.
A list of Akkadian roots
This index of Akkadian roots refers to the principal lemma(ta) in the Concise Dictionary of Akkadian which are verbs in which the root letters may occur.

Sumerian

Documentation on Sumerian includes:

SUX: Oracc Linguistic Annotation for Sumerian
This document provides an overview of language-specific annotation conventions for Sumerian used in Oracc. We focus here on the data-entry view of linguistic annotation giving only enough additional technical background to ensure that correct annotation of ATF files can be carried out.
Sumerian Lemmatisation Primer
A very quick start to get you lemmatizing Sumerian texts with the minimum effort possible.
Sumerian Syntax.
This document provides an overview of language-specific annotation conventions for Sumerian syntax used in Oracc.

Proper nouns

QPN: Oracc Linguistic Annotation for Proper Nouns
This document provides an overview of annotation conventions for proper nouns used in Oracc. We focus here on the data-entry view of linguistic annotation giving only enough additional technical background to ensure that correct annotation of ATF files can be carried out.

Other languages

Oracc handles the following other ancient languages:

ARC: Oracc Linguistic Annotation for Aramaic
This document provides an overview of language-specific annotation conventions for Aramaic used in Oracc.
ELX: Oracc Linguistic Annotation for Elamite
This document provides an overview of language-specific annotation conventions for Elamite used in Oracc.
GRC: Oracc Linguistic Annotation for Greek
This document provides an overview of language-specific annotation conventions for Greek used in Oracc.
PEO: Oracc Linguistic Annotation for Old Persian
This document provides an overview of language-specific annotation conventions for Old Persian used in Oracc.
UGA: Oracc Linguistic Annotation for Ugaritic
This document provides an overview of language-specific annotation conventions for Ugaritic used in Oracc.

Multiple ancient languages

See the pages on bilingual texts and lexical texts.

Modern languages

See the page on translation.

23 Jul 2014 osc at oracc dot org

Eleanor Robson

Eleanor Robson, 'Languages in Oracc', Oracc: The Open Richly Annotated Cuneiform Corpus, Oracc, 2014 [http://oracc.museum.upenn.edu/doc/help/languages/]

 
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