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This chapter talks about Sumerograms, which are transcribed in caps without normalizations. They follow the determinations by Borger 2003. The Sumerograms KUR and URU are assumed to have been read as Akkadian words and thus are not raised above the line. The corresponding translations are "the land of", and "the city of", respectively even though this may make for a somewhat clumsy style. Normalizations of proper nouns in the translations usually seek to represent the true conjectured form, e.g. Yapaʿu instead of Yapaḫu. Still, some well-known GNs such as Jerusalem have the customary English form. In such matters, the only consistency is inconsistency.

Keywords: Akkadian words; Jerusalem; Sumerograms

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