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 (lo͞o′vē-ən) also Lu·wi·an (-wē-ən)
1. A language of the extinct ancient Anatolian branch of Indo-European, attested in documents and inscriptions from Anatolia and Syria from the second and first millennia bc.
2. A speaker of Luvian.
Of or relating to the Luvians, their culture, or their language.

[From Hittite Lūiya, ancient region in Anatolia.]
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Noun1.Luvian - an Anatolian language
Anatolian, Anatolian language - an extinct branch of the Indo-European family of languages known from inscriptions and important in the reconstruction of Proto-Indo European
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T9 Luvian yhteniskoulu taxi transport routes (Appendix 1).
Nevertheless, his most important finding is that Hittite does have rather more genuine examples of denominal -want- than previously acknowledged (at least eighteen), even if the degree of productivity appears to be less than that in Luvian.
2] Cappadocia could come from the Luwian, or Luvian language, meaning "Low Country".
Among the topics are the Old Irish paradigm of clause types, long-vowel preterites in Indo-European, the inflection of the Hittite verb class of mema/i-, interpretation of the Tocharian subjunctive class III, the Phrygian middle, and cuneiform Luvian verbs in *-ye/o-.
dissertation in linguistics and Near Eastern studies for the University of Chicago, Yakubovich explores links between the Indo-European language Luvian and its near relative Hittite when both were spoken in Anatolia during the Bronze Age.
Contract notice: Luvian koulukujetukset the academic year 2015-2016 + possible option years.
This notice is a call for discussion and info ceremony Luvian basic security for the elderly assisted living future purchase.
A revision of the author's 2008 University of Chicago dissertation, written under the supervision of Theo van den Hout, this sociolinguistic study of the Luvian language posits extensive linguistic and historical contacts between Hittite and Luvian and.
This case has no direct correspondences in the morphological systems of other ancient Indo-European languages, but it is not isolated within the Anatolian family: locatives in -a are attested in Palaic, (20) and Luvian also shows occasional locatives in -a beside usual dative-locative singular forms in -i.
The account of the two forms of Luvian also reflects many of the important revisions made in the scholarship of the last thirty years.
The magisterial and epoch-making new edition of Hieroglyphic Luvian texts of the first millennium by David Hawkins has now led to two new introductions to the language, one of which is reviewed here.
The Hittite and Luvian textual sources and the linguistic arguments that Latacz adduces in order to show that Homer somehow really did know of Troy are, however, much less secure.