Thus, to take a classic example, the name of the famous king Nebuchadrezzar occurs written in the following different manners: - (a) Na-bi-urn-ku-du-ur-ri-u-su-ur,(b)AK-DU u-su-ur, (c) AK-ku-dur-ri-Shes, and (d) PA-GAR-DU-Shes, from which we are permitted to conclude that PA or AK (with the determinative for deity AN) = Na-bi-um or Nebo, that GAR-DU or DU alone = kudurri, and that Shes = u.
In such cases the ideogram is not merely a determinative nor yet quite a wofd - sign.
- Spelling of words purely in phonetic or even alphabetic characters is not uncommon, the determinative being generally added.
Configuration is only one out of many conditions modifying distributions, and its effects on England as a whole appear to be suggestive rather than determinative.
En-lil is associated with the ancient city of Nippur, and since En-lil with the determinative for "land" or "district" is a common method of writing the name of the city, it follows, apart from other evidence, that En-lil was originally the patron deity of Nippur.
Messerschmidt, editor of the best collection of Hittite texts up to date, made a tabula rasa of all systems of decipherment, asserting that only one sign out of two hundred the bisected oval, determinative of divinity - had been interpreted with any certainty; and in view of this opinion, coupled with the steady refusal of historians to apply the results of any Hittite decipherment, and the obvious lack of satisfactory verification, without which the piling of hypothesis on hypothesis may only lead further from probability, there is no choice but to suspend judgment for some time longer as to the inscriptions and all deductions drawn from them.
The most obvious feature the Apteryges afford is the presence of a back toe, while the extremely aborted condition of the wings, the position of the nostrils - almost at the tip of the maxilla - and the absence of an after-shaft in the feathers, are characters nearly as manifest, and others not less determinative, though more recondite, will be found on examination.
name was connected with nahar (a river) was plain to some of the Egyptian scribes, who wrote the word with determinative for "water" in addition to that for "country."
times (healing of Bentresh) is probably only the determinative for "water," a fourth n being accidentally omitted (Breasted, Ancient Records, iii.
The centre of the entrance pupil is the point of intersection of the principal rays; and it is therefore determinative for the perspective representation on the plane focused for.
determinative of the outcome of the present case, but it could be influential.
determinative of the present interests.
determinative of the appeal.
In other words, the Church has allowed the story of American politics to become more determinative than the gospel.
determinative influence on its levels and fluctuations.
determinative role in the realization of the significance of music.
In nuisance, if negligence were not involved, compliance with terms of a permit would be relevant but not determinative.
The adjudicator's decision, although not finally determinative, may give rise to an immediate payment obligation.
I do not find that principle determinative of the present issue.
Its frequent explanation, however, of incompatible symbols by the doctrines of phonetic variation and interchange, or by alternative values of the same symbol used as ideograph, determinative or phonetic complement, and the occasional use of circular argument in the process of " verification," do not inspire confidence in other than its broader results.
But the Hudson is strikingly exceptional in this respect; it possesses a deep and navigable tide-water channel all through its gorge in the highlands, a feature which has usually been explained as the result of depression of the land, but may also be explained by glacial erosion without change of land-level; a feature which, in connection with the Mohawk Valley, has been absolutely determinative of the metropolitan rank reached by New York City at the Hudson mouth.
A word-sign may be compounded with its phonetic complement, 111 white, or with its determinative, as 1/21 silver.
determinative of the present issue.
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