Middle Egyptian

Middle Egyptian

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Middle Egyptian introduces the reader to the writing system of ancient Egypt and the language of hieroglyphic texts. It contains twenty-six lessons, exercises (with answers), a list of hieroglyphic signs, and a dictionary. It also includes a series of twenty-six essays on the most important aspects of ancient Egyptian history, society, religion, literature, and language. Grammar lessons and cultural essays allows users not only to read hieroglyphic texts but also to understand them, providing the foundation for understanding texts on monuments and reading great works of ancient Egyptian literature. This third edition is revised and reorganized, particularly in its approach to the verbal system, based on recent advances in understanding the language. Illustrations enhance the discussions, and an index of references has been added. These changes and additions provide a complete and up-to-date grammatical description of the classical language of ancient Egypt for specialists in linguistics and other fields.Both English and Egyptian have two voices: a€c activea€”indicates that the subject does the action: for example, Jack threw the ball (the subject, ... The Hermopolitan system discussed in Essay 11 seems to have been primarily con- cerned with the background of the creation, ... Instead, they describe how everything in the worlda€”all its elements and forcesa€”came from a single source, much like the primor-anbsp;...

Title:Middle Egyptian
Author:James P. Allen
Publisher:Cambridge University Press - 2014-07-24


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