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 Egyptian language - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Egyptian is part of the Afro-Asiatic group of languages and is related to Berber and Semitic (languages such as Arabic, Amharic, Tigrinya and Hebrew).
The language survived until the 5th century AD in the form of Demotic and until the Middle Ages in the form of Coptic.
The national language of modern day Egypt is Egyptian Arabic, which gradually replaced Coptic Egyptian as the language of daily life in the centuries after the Muslim conquest of Egypt.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Egyptian_language   (2674 words)

 The Pronunciation of Ancient Egyptian
For most of Egyptian history the language written in actual hieroglyphics or in its cursive counterpart, hieratic, was the literary language initiated in the XII Dynasty (1991-1786) of the Middle Kingdom.
Middle Egyptian, therefore, may have something like the status of Classical Sanskrit, which restored and fixed the forms of the language of the Vedas but could not undo all the changes that had already occurred in the spoken language.
Although it ceased to be a spoken language by the 17th century, Coptic remains the liturgical language of the Coptic Church, to which 6% of Egyptians still belong, and thus is as well remembered and used in that context as Latin is in the Catholic Church or classical Arabic is in Islam.
www.friesian.com /egypt.htm   (4646 words)

 Egyptian Language - Search Results - MSN Encarta   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Standard Arabic is the official language of Egypt, although it is not a mother tongue as it is taught in schools and used in educational, official,...
Language (quotations): Egypt: Arabic language is not a foreign languageā€¦
Arabic language is not a foreign language among us, it is our language, and a thousand times closer to us than the language of the ancient Egyptians.
uk.encarta.msn.com /Egyptian_Language.html   (145 words)

 Egyptian language
Extinct language of Ancient Egypt, a branch of the Afro-Asiatic language family, formerly called Hamito-Semitic.
The shift in language was a result of migrations and the discontinuation of central government through the First Intermediary Period.
Egyptian have used 3 forms of writing: hieroglyphs, hieratic script and demotic script.
i-cias.com /e.o/egyptian_l.htm   (503 words)

 The Relation Between the Ancient Egyptian and The Coptic Languages   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
As a result of such decipherment, we know that the ancient Egyptian language was written with different syllables and began with pictures borrowed from nature, such as drawings of human beings (men, women, and children), animals, plants, houses and palaces, water, hills, the sun, moon, and sky, wind, and ships.
Chain has presented a copious and detailed study and has indicated that the Egyptian language is not a spoken language is so far as it is basically derived from Coptic, assuming that Coptic is the origin, and that the Egyptian language was used by the priests and the scribes in their written work only.
The ninth to the eleventh centuries was a period of decline for the Coptic language and literature because of the spread of the Arabic language.
www.coptic.org /language/boulosayad.htm   (5663 words)

 Learn Egyptian Language - Free Conversational Egyptian Lessons Online - Common Egyptian Words and Phrases   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Phrasebase drastically simplifies the language learning process by prioritizing the various components of learning and focusing your study efforts on the areas of greatest importance.
The key is to immerse yourself in the language and use it as often as possible in order to build up your skills of speaking it and listening to it, understanding and comprehending it...
Egyptian Language Exchange Pen-Pals - Community of people from around the world interested in teaching you their language and sharing their culture with you.
www.phrasebase.com /learn/egyptian.php   (1866 words)

 ANCIENT EGYPT : The Egyptian language
The first hieroglyphs of the Egyptian language were first written down towards the end of the terminal predynastic period (end of the fourth millennium BCE), often attached as labels on commodities.
Egyptian phonography (a word is represented by a series of sound-glyphs of the spoken sounds) was derived through phonetic borrowing.
Ancient Egyptian literature is a treasure-house of this ante-rational cognitive activity, and its "logic" is entirely contextual, pictoral, artistic and practical.
www.maat.sofiatopia.org /language.htm   (5628 words)

 ipedia.com: Egyptian language Article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
It is part of the Afro-Asiatic group of languages and is related to Hamitic (North African languages) and Semitic (languages such as Arabic and Hebrew).
The official language of modern day Egypt is Arabic, which gradually replaced Egyptian and its descendant, the Coptic language as the language of daily life in the centuries after Egypt was colonized by Arab Muslims.
Egyptian's basic word order is Verb Subject Object; where we would write "the man opens the door", Egyptians would say "opens the man the door".
www.ipedia.com /egyptian_language.html   (1942 words)

 Ancient Egyptian Language
Egyptian is part of the Afro-Asiatic group of languages and is related to Berber and Semitic (languages such as Arabic, Amharic and Hebrew).
The Egyptian vernacular already began to change from the written language as evidenced by some Middle Kingdom hieratic texts, but classical Middle Egyptian continued to be written in formal contexts well into the Late Dynastic period (sometimes referred to as Late Middle Egyptian).
Late Egyptian is not totally distinct from Middle Egyptian, as many "classicisms" appear in historical and literary documents of this phase.
www.crystalinks.com /egyptlanguage.html   (1528 words)

 The Ancient Egypt Site - Middle Egyptian Grammar - Evolution
Old Egyptian is the language of the Early Dynastic Period and the Old Kingdom.
This language became the classical language of the Egyptian texts and it was used from the 1st Intermediate Period to the Greek-Roman Period.
Demotic is an ambiguous word that refers to the language of the Late Dynastic Period as found in several documents and books as well as to the writing used for many texts from the 25th Dynasty on.
www.ancient-egypt.org /language/grammar/evolution.html   (561 words)

 Egyptian   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Egypt's language is one of the oldest languages in the world.
It lasted from 700 B.C. to the fifth century A.D. The last of the languages before Modern Egyptian was probably one of the most known languages.
It was gradually replaced as a spoken language by Arabic from the Arab conquest of Egypt in 640 AD on and is now only used as a liturgical language (such as Latin in Europe was during the Middle-Ages).
www.flw.com /languages/egyptian.htm   (177 words)

 Ancient Scripts: Egyptian   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
The Egyptian Hieroglyphs is among the old writing system in the world.
There is no identifiable precursor It was once thought that the origin of Egyptian Hieroglyphs are religious and historical, but recent developments could point to an economical impetus for this script as well as push back the time depth of this writing system.
In Egyptian, catfish is /n‘r/, and chisel is /mr/.
www.ancientscripts.com /egyptian.html   (1019 words)

 Learn Egyptian Arabic Online - Write or Speak in Egyptian Arabic Language Exchange
A language exchange complements other forms of learning such as classroom, cultural immersion and multimedia, because you get to practice all that you have learned with native speakers in a safe and supportive environment.
Language exchange learning is also inexpensive because we provide free tips and conversation lesson plans that allow you to do a language exchange on your own.
Add your profile to the language exchange community and let others contact you to for language exchange learning.
www.mylanguageexchange.com /learn/Egyptian.asp   (960 words)

 Reformed Egyptian in The Book of Mormon
Egyptian was the language of culture and learning.
Remember, Joseph's wife was Egyptian, his language and culture were Egyptian, and his sons, Ephraim and Manasseh, were Egyptian.
Once this Egyptian record was begun, it would be natural for the descendants of Joseph to continue to keep their record in what to them had become the language of Scripture.
www.cometozarahemla.org /egyptian/reformedegyptian.html   (2788 words)

 Egyptian language — Infoplease.com
Afroasiatic languages: The Egyptian Languages - The Egyptian Languages The Egyptian branch of the Afroasiatic family comprises Ancient Egyptian and...
Beneath lies the rock: Contemporary Egyptian poetry and the common tongue.
Agent-less indirect adjectival verb forms in Egyptian and Arabic: the case of jrrw n.f.
www.infoplease.com /ce6/society/A0816858.html   (403 words)

 Book of Mormon Language
That the language of the Book of Mormon should resemble that of the KJV seems only natural, since in the time of the Prophet Joseph Smith, the KJV was the most widely read book in America and formed the standard of religious language for most English-speaking people (see CWHN 8:212-18).
It is unknown whether Nephi, Mormon, or Moroni wrote Hebrew in modified Egyptian characters or inscribed their plates in both the Egyptian language and Egyptian characters or whether Nephi wrote in one language and Mormon and Moroni, who lived some nine hundred years later, in another.
Thus, if Egyptian characters were altered as the living language changed, then the Nephites were probably using such characters to write their spoken language, which was largely Hebrew.
www.lightplanet.com /mormons/book_of_mormon/language.html   (1523 words)

 Cez's Egyptian Pages
The New Egyptian language is also known as the "Demotic" language since it is the colloquial Egyptian spoken by the people.
Coptic which came in use in the 3rd century AD, the language spoken by the Egyptian Christians, took the place of demotic, and became the final phase of the Egyptian language.
The inscription is written in three languages: Egyptian Hieroglyphic (script of the official and religious texts), Egyptian Demotic (everyday Egyptian script) and Greek.
www.cezwright.com /books/egyptian.htm   (2414 words)

 Arabic Language - Hints for Learning Egyptian Colloquial   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Language learners now prefer to interact more with the language as well as the native speakers.
Egyptian Colloquial Arabic is considered a “lingua franca” – a language that is understood and used across borders” – within the Arab world.
Egyptian Colloquial Arabic includes distinctive sounds such as the “voiced uvular fricative” and the “glottal stop”; that are frequently used in daily conversation.
www.egyptianarabic.com /institutions/wilmsen.asp   (1884 words)

 Hieroglyphs (via CobWeb/3.1 planetlab2.cs.umd.edu)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
From the greek meaning "sacred writing." this is the picture language that was used most often to decorate temples and monuments.
It was much quicker to write since the picture quality of the language was reduced to a pattern of lines and squiggles.
This language was written using Greek letters, but it followed the basic structure of the Egyptian language.
members.aol.com.cob-web.org:8888 /egyptnew/glyph.html   (669 words)

 Egyptian Arabic Language Learning Online   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
This is a collection of various examples of Egyptian folk wisdom that will be added to on an ongoing basis.
Egyptian Colloquial Arabic is the most widely understood dialect of spoken Arabic in the world today.
Thanks to the combined effect of Egyptian movies and media, Egyptian professionals working in key positions throughout the Arab world, contemporary politics, and the role of al-Azhar university (located in Cairo) in setting and influencing current interpretations of Islam throughout the entire Muslim world, Egyptian Arabic is the dialect to learn!
www.egyptianarabic.com   (505 words)

 How To Pronounce Egyptian - Introduction
The Egyptians wrote only the consonants of their language, since these were the stable parts of words, and left the vowels out entirely, since they were variable.
It is generally agreed that the Egyptian language in the Middle Kingdom had six vowels: a, i, and u, each in long and short versions.
It seems to me from the way the Egyptian language developed that not only did it have a very definite stress accent in words and phrases, but that, like English, it was a "stress-timed" language, rather than a "syllable-timed" language, like Japanese.
home.prcn.org /~sfryer/pronunciation1.html   (1342 words)

 Reformed Egyptian   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Hieratic, a second script, is a modified form of Egyptian hieroglyphics used to write formal documents on papyrus with brush and ink, and demotic is a cursive script.[5] Thus, both the hieratic and demotic scripts could be considered "reformed" or modified versions of the original hieroglyphic script.
These are both examples of writing the Egyptian language in reformed versions of the Egyptian hieroglyphic script; there are also several examples of the use of reformed or modified Egyptian characters to write non-Egyptian languages.
Ultimately, this reformed Egyptian script became the basis for the Phoenician alphabet, from which nearly all subsequent alphabets derive.[13] "The Proto-Sinaitic inscriptions were written in a Semitic language, and...their letters were the prototypes for the Phoenician alphabet.
www.lightplanet.com /mormons/response/bom/Reformed_Egyptian.htm   (992 words)

 Amazon.ca: Egyptian Hieroglyphs: Books: Davies   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
It was part of a larger course on world languages.
I found this to be an excellent introduction to hieroglyphics and use it now as a quick reference.
This book is a very junior version which doesn't provide nearly enough examples or transliterations for the reader to make any sense of what the language was all about.
www.amazon.ca /Egyptian-Hieroglyphs-Davies/dp/0520062876   (516 words)

 languagehat.com: LEARNING EGYPTIAN.
It's very difficult to reconstruct the whole of the ancient egyptian pronunciation, since the lack of written vowels is not the only problem: we have to deal with a language whose recorded history is extremely long, and everybody knows languages tend to evolve and to change: this is
As for Egyptian, we are capable to reconstruct the pronunciation of the language as it was spoken during the Novum Regnum (New Empire) period;
Whoever is fond of the Egyptian language should better study Coptic, before initiating himself to the ancient language: in fact, Coptic is not a difficult language to learn; moreover, its vowels are written: to tell the truth, Coptic is what we should better call "modern Egyptian".
www.languagehat.com /archives/000911.php   (1549 words)

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