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From Sumer +‎ -o- +‎ -gram.

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Sumerogram (plural Sumerograms)

  1. (linguistics) A Sumerian cuneiform symbol used as a logogram in another language, such as Akkadian or Hittite.
    • 2011, Theo van den Hout, The Elements of Hittite, →ISBN, page 12:
      Often the context will be clear enough and leave little room for doubt, but in many cases the need was felt to make the function of the Sumerogram in a particular clause explicit. This was done by adding the Hittite case ending to the Sumerogram: e.g., išḫaš is the subject case, išḫan the object case, and išḫi the indirect object case. These could be written ᴇɴ-, ᴇɴ-an, and ᴇɴ-i respectively. Such endings attached to a Sumerogram are known as phonetic complements.

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