Both his title and the fact that he appears in the asseverative
oath of MDP 23 248 (23) imply that he ruled over Susa.
(34) Her sister [...] by name (Sa suer par non 1096): although the line is metrically complete, it is possible that the sister's name has been in some way omitted (unless the phrase 'par non' has here a purely asseverative
or intensifying function: other examples of the phrase in the poem--at lines 745, 1237, and 1323--are not conclusive).
marry, int[erjection], b., with asseverative
words, lists Cod's marry.
Edzard 2012), a topic not covered in this study, even though Cohen devotes some space to conditional structures with modal and asseverative
(2) Scholars have long observed that in certain contexts, the Hebrew negative interrogative seems to warrant an asseverative
5) refers to the negative forms in the asseverative
paradigm in OB.
In particular, three of the most common features of oaths have eluded proper explanation: (a) the phrase "Thus will DN do (to PN) and thus will he add (to PN)" has been analyzed as the apodosis of the following protasis, usually formulated with 'inz (e.g., "if ['im] I do X"); (b) the word Id has frequently been analyzed as an asseverative
particle ("indeed"), or even as a conditional particle (cf.
In spite of claims since antiquity that the Homeric particle results from the univerbation of the elided clitic conjunction [tau][epsilon] and the apocopated asseverative
particle [alpha][rho][alpha] (e.g., Dunkel 2008), there is no compelling evidence for this development.
anga: The German is fine: "(Partikel mit versichernde Bedeutung) doch; gewiss; gerade." But the sense of 'doch' that this word may signal is not 'however', as it is rendered in English (which is the antithesis of asseveration), but rather the strongly asseverative
'certainly' (incorrect translation).
The type c paronomastic infinitive (Cohen 2004: [section]3) is used like the asseverative
, for insistence, as well as for rhetorical concessives (which is what we have here; see Cohen 2005a: 60-65).
The third subtype, however, is distinct from the first two subtypes, in constituting one, rather than two entities: the entire construction is often interchangeable with an asseverative
form (lu aprus).
This initial consideration leads him to examine not just emphatic (asseverative
and precative) particles in related languages, but also such apparently unrelated phenomena as the waw-consecutive construct in Hebrew, and (in the most speculative area) the development of the West Semitic definite article itself from a proto-emphatic particle.