The Ancient Egyptian Language

This book, the first of its kind, examines how the phonology and grammar of the ancient Egyptian language changed over than three thousand years of its history, from the first appearance of written documents, c.3250 BC, to the Coptic dialects of the second century AD and later Part One discusses phonology, working backward from the vowels and consonants of Coptic toThis book, the first of its kind, examines how the phonology and grammar of the ancient Egyptian language changed over than three thousand years of its history, from the first appearance of written documents, c.3250 BC, to the Coptic dialects of the second century AD and later Part One discusses phonology, working backward from the vowels and consonants of Coptic to those that can be deduced for earlier stages of the language Part Two is devoted to grammar, including both basic components such as nouns and the complex history of the verbal system The book thus provides both a synchronic description of the five major historical stages of ancient Egyptian and a diachronic analysis of their development and relationship.
The Ancient Egyptian Language This book the first of its kind examines how the phonology and grammar of the ancient Egyptian language changed over than three thousand years of its history from the first appearance of written do

  • Title: The Ancient Egyptian Language
  • Author: James P. Allen
  • ISBN: 9781107664678
  • Page: 203
  • Format: Paperback
  • 1 thought on “The Ancient Egyptian Language”

    1. An in-depth and linguistically technical look at the development of the Ancient Egyptian language from the earliest inscriptions to the Coptic. Honestly, this book is of limited usefulness to a non-linguist. The layperson will find the precision and level of detail too much to get their head around. Even though I probably fall into the layperson category too, I found it all fascinating, and noticed a number of similarities with Arabic words I'm familiar with.

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