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Old Iranian Online

Table of Contents

Scott L. Harvey and Jonathan Slocum

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Lessons

0. Introduction to Old Iranian
1. Old Avestan: Yasna 29, the Cow's Lament
2. Old Avestan: Yasna 29 (continued)
3. Old Avestan: Yasna 53 -- a gatha (wedding song)
4. Old Avestan: Yasna 30 -- a gatha about reward and punishment
5. Young Avestan: Yast 10 -- excerpt from Hymn to Mithra
6. Young Avestan: Yasna 10 -- excerpt from Hymn to Haoma
7. Old Persian: excerpts from Darian Inscription DB IV
8. Old Persian: excerpt from DB I
9. Old Persian: excerpt from DNa
10. Old Persian: excerpt from XPh

Grammar Points

Old Avestan:
1. The Alphabet
2. The Sound System
     2.1. Phonology
     2.2. Accentuation
     2.3. Length of Final Vowels
3. Noun Inflection
     3.1. a-Stem Nouns, Masculine and Neuter
     3.2. ā-Stem Nouns, Feminine
4. Verb Inflection
     4.1. The Present Tense
     4.2. The Imperfect
5. Word Order
6. Short and Long i- and u-Stem Nouns
     6.1. i- and u-Stem Nouns, Masculine
     6.2. ī- and ū-Stem Nouns, Feminine
     6.3. i- and u-Stem Nouns, Neuter
7. Personal Pronouns
     7.1. First and Second Person Pronouns
     7.2. Third Person/Demonstrative Pronouns
8. Athematic Presents and Ablaut
     8.1. Athematic Classes
     8.2. Vowel Gradation
9. Causatives and Denominatives
10. Adverbs, Prepositions, and Preverbs
     10.1. Derived Adverbial Forms
     10.2. Non-derivative Adverbs, including Prepositions and Preverbs
11. an̨t-, man̨t-, and van̨t-stem Nouns
     11.1. nt-Stem Nouns, Masculine
     11.2. nt-Stem Nouns, Neuter
12. Demonstrative Pronouns
13. The Aorist Tense
14. The Present Participle
15. Conjunctions, Clitics, and a Note on Puns
     15.1. Conjunctions, Particles, Interjections, and Clitics
     15.2. Puns
16. Noun Stems in Sibilants and Stops
     16.1. n-stem Nouns
     16.2. r/n-stem Nouns
17. Relative and Interrogative Pronouns
18. The Perfect Tense
19. The Perfect Active Participle
20. Relative-Correlative Syntax
Young Avestan:
21. r- and r/n-stem Nouns
     21.1. tar-stems
     21.2. r/n-stems
22. Possessive Pronouns
23. The Imperfect
24. Passive Constructions
25. Zarathustrianism and Zoroastrianism, Gathic Avestan and Younger Avestan
26. Root Nouns and Sibilant-Stems
     26.1. Root Nouns, Masculine and Feminine
     26.2. h-Stem Nouns, Neuter
27. The Future Passive Particple and the Infinitive
28. The Future Tense and Derivative Conjugations
     28.1. Future Tense as Action
     28.2. Future Active and Middle Participles
     28.3. Causatives, Desideratives, and Intensives
29. Avestan Texts, Grammars, and Dictionaries
30. The Avestan Legacy
Old Persian:
1. The Old Persian Alphabet
2. The Old Persian Sound System
     2.1. Phonology
     2.2. Ablaut
     2.3. Sandhi
3. Noun Inflection
     3.1. a-Stem Nouns, Masculine and Neuter
     3.2. ā-Stem Nouns, Feminine
4. Verb Inflection
     4.1. The Present Tense
     4.2. The Imperfect
5. Word Order
6. Short and Long i- and u-Stem Nouns
     6.1. i- and u-Stem Nouns, Masculine and Neuter
7. Personal Pronouns
     7.1. First and Second Person Pronouns
     7.2. Third Person Pronouns
8. Athematic Presents
9. Causatives and Denominatives
10. Adverbs, Adpositions, and Preverbs
11. r- and n-stem Nouns
     11.1. r-stem Nouns
     11.2. an-, man-, and van-stem Nouns
12. Pronouns
     12.1. Demonstrative Pronouns
     12.2. Relative Pronouns
13. The Aorist Tense
14. Verbal Adjectives and Nouns
15. Relative-Correlative Syntax
16. Noun Stems in Sibilants and Stops
     16.1. s-stem Nouns
     16.2. Stems in Stops
17. Compounds
18. The Perfect Tense and the Passive Verb
19. The Passive and the Sequential Accusative
     19.1. The Passive Construction
     19.2. The Sequential Accusative
20. Old Persian Texts, Grammars, and Dictionaries