Royal Asiatic Society, 5, New Burlington Street, London
31 Jany 1857
I am ashamed to see the date of your last: <1> when I do not reply to a note immediately, this is sure to be the case, and I was not able to do it when I received yours. The part of the word read Tiglath is surely not phonetic, but the final part is used often for ‘servant’ & to serve; on one of the vocabularies the phonetic reading of this appears to be gala, with the termination it would of course take a nominal form, and tiglati is as probable as any. is certainly pal sometimes is made tsi ti khi, on the syllabation I do not know what to do with . Of course all this affords no more than a presumption, but the Hebrew reading is such a corroboration that it must be admitted, at least it is nearly the same root of evidence as we have for Sardanapalus, Esarhaddon &c & have given but a very imperfect account of this; as I said before I am now more concerned with shapes of letters than with their sounds or meanings, and these step rapidly out of my memory.
We shall republish two or three of the documents given in the B. Museum series, as you suggest; unless it is objected to by the Trustees, which is not probably.
I remain, Dr Sir yours vy truly
H F Talbot, Esq
&c &c &c
H. Fox Talbot Esq
1. Letter not located.