- Alphabets of Asia Minor
- Luwian Hieroglyphs
- Indo-European Chronology (Anatolian)
- Ancient Languages of East Mediterranean (essay)
- Common Anatolian Glossary (reconstructed)
- Hittite, Carian, Lydian, Lycian, Palaic, Luwian Glossaries
Hittite, Palaic and Luwian inscriptions and texts were written in cuneiform, close to that of Akkadian. Another system of writing is the number of Luwian hieroglyphs which were used in 16-8 centuries BC. The majority of Late Anatolian documents were made in this or that variety of Alphabets of Asia Minor, originating from the Semitic alphabets. The only exception is Pisidic, which was written in Greek letters.
The phonetic system of Anatolian languages includes 4 original vowels:
a, e, i, u. Of them, e was the most unstsble,
moving to a in :Luwian and sometimes in Palaic. Later numerous
nasal vowels are forming in Lydian, Carian, Lycian, and also the letter
o which resulted from diphthongs. The status of some other
vowels in Lydian and Lycian still remains unclear: y, é,
Hittite, Luwian and Palaic languages fell out of use in about the 10th century BC. After Alexander's expeditions, Greek colonists settled in Anatolia, causing fast assimilation of Lydians, Lycians and other remnants of Anatolian peoples. The last mentioning of Lydians and their language is found in Strabo's works in the 1st century AD.