The full text of the grammar is given within the website as a separate digital book, parallel in format and status to the UGR books.
The rest of this section deals with the general principles that deal with the theoretical principles governing the grammatical approach.
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The quality of a grammar is judged in part by its "power," i.e., the effectiveness with which the rules generate an output.
The actual process whereby the output presented here is generated from the data is omitted here. It represents an altogether different exercise from the utilization of the record, requiring as it does the application of specific input protocols and the running of a set of programs. The development of these protocols and the writing of the programs has occupied much of my effort, alongside the development of the theoretical framework embodied in the Grammar and the field work embodied in the current volume with the publication of a subset of the data.
Protocols and programs are described in detail in a separate volume, entitled Operations Manual for the Urkesh Global Record (see the right-hand side →), which is however available only for in house use within the Mozan/Urkesh Archaeological Project.
While actual use of protocols and programs obvoiusly requires a certain amount of training, two main points may be stressed here: