AkkType Help


Akkadian and Sumerian

In your input, write Akkadian in lowercase letters and Sumerograms with capital characters.

DINGIR-MESZ ra-bu-tim
dingir-meš ra-bu-tim

Both Akkadian and Sumerian have special characters. Below is a full overview. Note that Old Akkadian ś, Akkadian aleph and Sumerian ĝ are included.

sz c s, t, h ' aa aaa ee eee ii iii uu uuu SZ G, H
š ś ā â ē ê ī î ū û š ĝ

To write a capital letter in Akkadian, place an underscore before it.

_szamasz
Šamaš

Determinatives

Determinatives are written between curly brackets. It does not matter whether you write them in lowercase or uppercase. The result will always be lowercase.

{d}UTU
dutu

Curly brackets can also be used to write superscript exclamation or question marks.

Numbers

Numbers are subscript by default.

i3-li2
i3-li2

To write a standalone number that’s not subscript, place a colon before it.

:60
60

Sign names

To write the name of a sign, place a colon before the name and write the name in capitals.

:UD
UD

Brackets

The following brackets can be used.

(na) [na] [[na]] <na>
(na) [na] na <na>

Miscellaneous

To start a new line, simply enter a semicolon.

dayyaanum rabuuum;sza szameee u ers,etim
dayyānum rabûm
ša šamê u erṣetim

If there is something you have to edit manually after pasting the output into your text editor, it is good practice to mark it with an asterisk.