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Therefore, the fact that will is preferred in conditional protases and shall in conditional apodoses is not simply due to chance.
Apodoses with nondeclarative sentence structure are typically not permissible in como conditionals, as the following examples illustrate:
As is the case throughout Enuma Anu Enlil, the apodoses of the omens concern the king and the country as a whole rather than individuals.
She comments that (a) such examples "are interesting in that the relevance of their apodoses can only be explained through elements of meaning which are not expressed on the surface" (1988: 118), (b) "in such (very specific) cases the scope of even is not the sentence as a whole, but the surface protasis with its underlying continuation" (1988: 118), and (c) such sentences "cannot function in the same way if the order of their clauses is reversed -- apparently because their apodoses can only be considered relevant in relation to what comes in the scope of even" (1988: 119).
The appearance of the sun and moon in relation to each other are not this regular, and Esarhaddon certainly had to deal with the negative apodoses of such inauspicious phenomena on many occasions.
This claim clearly clashes with the piqatlmidde conditional construction, in which all apodoses are either precative or imperative (or their negative counterparts), and in which likelihood is neutral, i.
On the basis of this definition it is not clear why conditionals introduced by= or are considered subordinated here; both can stand on their own without: apodoses.
10) The parallel apodoses (see appendix) give hints that the reverse of KUB 4.
Chapter 3 discusses protases and apodoses in a general way, before giving a complete list of apodoses attested in the Alamdimmu series.
128: There is no doubt that extispicy was frequently used to obtain only a positive or negative answer to a question; on the other hand, many liver omens give apodoses describing future events, not just yes-or-no answers.
Protases provide the organizing principle, but there should also be a discussion of coordination versus apposition in apodoses.
This indicates rather persuasively that while 'empiricism was a factor in the formation of omen protases it does not always come into play in the decision to associate certain apodoses with certain protases.