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- Course Not Running 2013/2014
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- Full Year
The course introduces to those who have completed their grammatical study of Modern Georgian by way of comparison and contrast the language as attested in the old manuscripts.
Successful completion of Intermediate Georgian language (or equivalent).
WorkloadClassroom grammar and reading of texts. Two hours of tuition per week.
Scope and syllabus
The main differences between Old and Modern Georgian are examined in terms of noun-declension, the verbal system and syntax. Texts are read to illustrate these points of divergence.
Method of assessmentOne three-hour written exam in May-June, which will be part-essay, part-translation.
The main textbook will be Akaki Shanidze's 1976 Old Georgian Grammar (in Georgian), a German translation of which was published by Heinz Faehnrich, whose own 1994 Grammatik der altgeorgischen Sprache can also be used as a supplement.