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If I'm not mistaken, the determiner DIŠ (which is literally just the sign for "one", a single cuneiform wedge) can sometimes be found also with female names. The double determiner DIŠ.MUNUS is also sometimes attested* for females, further suggesting that DIŠ was not always regarded as strongly male-specific. Also, personal names were frequently written ...


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As has already been noted, it's not always possible to be sure. Scholars can and do have legitimate disagreements on whether a particular sign in a particular context was read out loud, or whether it simply acted as a silent determinative. That said, most of the time one can make a pretty good educated guess. In practice (assuming that you're reading a ...


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