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Synonyms for precative

expressing entreaty or supplication

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The scope of the particle, as in the case of summa, is the entire construction: not only the protasis, which is marked as such, but also the PRECATIVE forms, which now show a different nature from other PRECATIVE forms.
54] could, at least in principle, be interpreted as precative, the forms in exx.
precative verb forms repeated in three letters from Tyre, rather than lu- as in the Babylonian dialect of Akkadian, is presented as evidence for innovation in the local spoken dialect of Canaano-Akkadian ([section]2.
also the rest of lines 133-39), the text shifts from first-person present/future and third-person precative verbal forms to regular third-person poetic narrative: "to those who have no city, to those who have no house, (that is, to) the Martu (nomadic tribal herdsmen), he (Enki) gave (herd) animals (of the steppe) as a gift" (lines 131-32; iri nu-tuku-ra e nu-tuku-ra [mar]-[?
The general observation that the verb smr is part of a precative formula employed in amuletic inscriptions (p.
6) A parallel development, indeed a corollary, is the attribution of modal nuance to iprus, so that in positive main-clause statements iprus is used in precative function (along with liprus) to express wishes, having yielded past-tense indicative function to iptaras.
The precative liskin in EA 287: 17-19 is paralleled by liddin sarru panisu ana in EA 286: 53.
l- form as the underlying form for lams of both the asseverative type (Arabic lam of emphasis, in-) and the precative type (Arabic lam of command, li-).
This reconstructed system provides a link with the older Akkadian verbal system, where iprus (// yaqtul) is the normal form for the preterite and also forms the basis for the precative (lu + iprus), and where the suffix conjugation, in effect, is used only as a stative.
tunabbi, but there is ample evidence for alternative formation of the precative with the present/durative base in second-millennium Syria, and the equivalence of G and D stems would not be surprising (see below).