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  Transliteration - Biocrawler
Transliteration attempts to be lossless, so that an informed reader should be able to reconstruct the original spelling of unknown transliterated words.
One instance of transliteration is the use of an English computer keyboard to type in a language that uses a different alphabet, such as in Russian.
Transliteration from English letters is particularly important for users who are only familiar with the English keyboard layout, and hence could not type quickly in a different alphabet even if their software would actually support a keyboard layout for another language.
www.biocrawler.com /encyclopedia/Transliteration   (832 words)

 Ancient Egyptian scripts (hieroglyphs, hieratic and demotic)
The ancient Egyptians believed that writing was invented by the god Thoth and called their hieroglyphic script "mdwt ntr" (god's words).
After that it continued to be used as a the liturgical language of Egyptian Christians, the Copts, in the form of Coptic.
Transliteration: iw wnm msh nsw, this means "The crocodile eats the king".
www.omniglot.com /writing/egyptian.htm   (528 words)

  Ancient Egypt - Encyclopedia, History, Geography and Biography
The Egyptian religion, embodied in Egyptian mythology, is a succession of beliefs held by the people of Egypt, as early as predynastic times and all the way until the coming of Christianity and Islam in the Graeco-Roman and Arab eras.
Ancient Egypt's foreign contacts included Nubia and Punt to the south, the Aegean and ancient Greece to the north, the Levant and other regions in the Near East to the east, and also Libya to the west.
There is evidence of ancient Egyptian Pharaohs of the twelfth dynasty using the natural lake of the Fayyum as a reservoir to store surpluses of water for use during the dry seasons.
www.arikah.com /encyclopedia/Ancient_Egypt   (4267 words)

 Transliteration of ancient Egyptian
In the field of Egyptology, transliteration is the process of converting (or mapping) texts written in the Egyptian language to alphabetic symbols representing uniliteral hieroglyphs or their hieratic and demotic counterparts.
Because the exact details regarding the phonetics of ancient Egyptian are not completely known, most transcriptions depend on Coptic for reconstruction or are theoretical in nature.
As important as transliteration is to the field of Egyptology, there is no one single standard scheme in use for hieroglyphic and hieratic texts.
www.algebra.com /algebra/about/history/Transliteration-of-ancient-Egyptian.wikipedia   (1146 words)

 Spartanburg SC | GoUpstate.com | Spartanburg Herald-Journal
Transliteration is the practice of transcribing a word or text written in one writing system into another writing system or system of rules for such practice.
Transliteration is opposed to transcription, which specifically maps the sounds of one language to the best matching script of another language.
Transliterated text, often used in emails, blogs, and electronic correspondence where non-Latin keyboards are unavailable, is sometimes referred to by special composite terms that demonstrate the combination of English characters and the original non-Latin word pronunciation: Ruglish, Hebrish, Greeklish, or Arabish.
www.goupstate.com /apps/pbcs.dll/section?category=NEWS&template=wiki&text=Transliteration   (907 words)

 Reference.com/Encyclopedia/Egyptian language
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).
Middle Egyptian was spoken from about 2000 BC for a further 700 years when Late Egyptian made its appearance; Middle Egyptian did, however, survive until the first few centuries AD as a written language, similar to the use of Latin during the Middle Ages and that of Classical Arabic today.
The native name for Egyptian hieroglyphic writing is sẖ3 n mdww nt̪r or "writing of the words of god." Hieroglyphs are employed in two ways in Egyptian texts: as ideograms that represent the idea depicted by the pictures; and more commonly as phonograms denoting their phonetic value.
www.reference.com /browse/wiki/Egyptian_language   (1938 words)

 EZGeography - Transliteration of ancient Egyptian
Because the exact details regarding the phonetics of ancient Egyptian are not completely known, most transcriptions are only theoretical in nature.
Advances in the Unicode standard have made it possible to almost fully transliterate Egyptian texts completely using a relatively complete Unicode font, without having to revert to a special transliteration font (as was often done in the past).
Egyptian Grammar; Being an Introduction to the Study of Hieroglyphs.
www.ezgeography.com /encyclopedia/Transliteration_of_ancient_Egyptian   (1037 words)

 TRANSLITERATION : Encyclopedia Entry
Transliteration is a mapping from one system of writing into another.
Transliteration of Non-Roman Scripts - Collection of Transliteration Tables for many Non-Roman Scripts maintained by Thomas T. Pedersen.
Transliteration history - history of the transliteration of Slavic languages into Latin alphabets.
www.bibleocean.com /OmniDefinition/Transliteration   (870 words)

 SW BIBLIOGRAPHY: Ancient Egyptian Mythology and Mystical Teachings
To read Egyptian one used to have to be philologist, orientalist and cryptographer at once; readers today may thank 200 years' labor by Egyptologists from Barthelemy to Budge for the privilege of being able to read and study hieroglyphic texts much as one studies any foreign language.
The feats of her priests and magicians were renowned throughout the ancient world, from the simplest legerdemain to the heights of necromancy and sorcery.
To the ancient Egyptians themselves, however, a mummy was not an object of curiosity but the focus of a complex burial ritual, and a fine statue made for a temple sanctuary was an object of worship, not a work of art.
members.aol.com /ServantWRX/bib3.html   (2558 words)

Egyptian Love Spells and Rituals is a reflection of the Ancient Egyptian culture and in many ways brings it to life.
As early as 4000 B.C., ancient Egyptians wove magic and religion into whole cloth, wrapping themselves in ritual and symbolism that ranged from simple charms and protective hieroglyphs, to the towering monuments to immortality that are the pyramids of the Nile Valley.
The rich religion and mythology of ancient Egypt is vividly documented here, with descriptions of the panoply of deities and their complex hierarchy, along with comprehensive explanations of the sacred oils, crystals and plants used in the many rituals that were an integral part of everyday life.
www.anathemabooks.com /egyptian.shtml   (2971 words)

 History of Ancient Egypt Information
Egyptian history is broken into several different periods according to the dynasty of the ruling pharaoh.
It was in this era that formerly independent ancient Egyptian states became known as nomes, ruled solely by the pharaoh.
Ancient Egyptians in this era emphatically believed that their pharaoh could assure the annual flooding of the Nile for their crops.
www.bookrags.com /wiki/History_of_Ancient_Egypt   (3852 words)

 Transliteration and pronunciation of ancient Egyptian
Transliterations are therefore often used to represent Egyptian writing.
The transliteration gives the reader some idea of how the words may have been pronounced, but nobody knows how ancient Egyptian, in any of its historical versions, sounded.
A great number of hieroglyphs are not represented at all in transliterations, being used as determinatives—pictorial qualifiers—rather than phonemes.
nefertiti.iwebland.com /people/transliteration.htm   (546 words)

 Modified Isaac's Transliteration
Transliteration is typing a language in another language's alphabet, or in phonetics.
The pronounciation according to the transliteration is slightly different from the ecclesiastical pronounciation based on a theory of pronounciation, that he describes as both closer to original pronouncitation and easier in pronounication.
The aim of the transliteration is not to substitute the original script but, rather to apply it as an easier alternative in daily usage, for reasons of generalization and catching up with fast growing cultures.
www.coptic.org /language/KTS.html   (3872 words)

 Terry's Egyptian Page - Computer Resources
It requires the Transliteration font, which is included in the ZIP file.
The ancient Egyptians employed three different styles of writing: hieroglyphic (the familiar "picture" writing), hieratic (a very stylized version of hieroglyphics, and what the professional scribes actually used for day-to-day writing), and demotic (even more stylized; a later development of hieratic).
This is a roman-letter transliteration font for transcribing glyphs (this font is required for my FlashGlyph program, and is included in its distribution file).
wesheb.tdonnelly.org /ecomp.html   (490 words)

 Egyptian language - Article from FactBug.org - the fast Wikipedia mirror site
Middle Egyptian was spoken from about 2000 BC for a further 700 years when Late Egyptian made its appearance; Middle Egyptian did, however, survive until the first few centuries AD as a written language, similar to the use of Latin during the Middle Ages.
Coptic -- the Bohairic dialect is still used by the Egyptian Christian Churches -- appeared in the fourth century AD and survived as a written, living language until the fourteenth century AD; it probably survived in the Egyptian countryside as a spoken language for several centuries after that.
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.factbug.org /cgi-bin/a.cgi?a=46918   (1783 words)

 Egyptian hieroglyphs at AllExperts
The traditional transliteration system shown on the left of the chart below is over a century old and is the one most commonly seen in texts.
Likewise, the ȝ and ʾ are commonly transliterated as a, as in Ra.
The determinative of the plural is a shortcut to signal three occurrences of the word, that is to say, its plural (since the Egyptian language was familiar with a dual, sometimes indicated by two strokes).
en.allexperts.com /e/e/eg/egyptian_hieroglyphs.htm   (2836 words)

 The Ancient Egypt Site - Hieroglyphic Writing - Uniliteral Signs
You will also need to have the transliteration font installed on your computer to be able to view this transcription.
In addition, as long as the language of the Ancient Egyptians was a living language, it evolved and changed, just like any other living language.
All we have of Ancient Egyptian words are their consonantal skeletons.
www.ancient-egypt.org /language/signlist/_uniliteral.html   (961 words)

 Ancient Egypt: Music and Dance
The Egyptians told me that he was the only son of him who first became king of Egypt, and that he died before his time and was honoured with these lamentations by the Egyptians, and that this was their first and only song.
Ancient Egyptian music was based on a minor pentatonic scale of five full tones without halftones.
Egyptian dancing may heve been influenced by the Nubian tradition, which became very popular in Rome during the days of the empire, and is still alive in parts of the Sudan today.
www.reshafim.org.il /ad/egypt/timelines/topics/music.htm   (2787 words)

 The Book of THoTH (Leaves of Wisdom) - Ancient Egypt
The ancient Egyptians themselves traced their origin to a land they called Punt, or "Ta Neteru" ("Land of the Gods"), which most Egyptologists locate in the area encompassing Eritrea and the Ethiopian Highlands.
The Egyptian religions, embodied in Egyptian mythology, were a succession of beliefs held by the people of Egypt, as early as predynastic times and all the way until the coming of Christianity and Islam in the Graeco-Roman era.
The Egyptians created their own alphabet (however, the Phoenicians are credited with creating the first), decimal system[7] and complex mathematical formularizations, in the form of the Moscow and Rhind Mathematical Papyri.
www.book-of-thoth.com /thebook/index.php/Ancient_Egypt   (3657 words)

 .....Assamese Transliteration Project.....   (Site not responding. Last check: )
the transliteration scheme, imo, should have a one to one mapping with this.
the transliteration scheme should be able to bring this brand of casual users closer to the real thing.
The transliteration scheme produced is intuitive to use and can be used by the people who know the language with very little adaptation.
www.geocities.com /assamese_transliteration   (988 words)

 Egyptian & Hebrew Sound Values
Although the Egyptians had no "alphabet" as we currently understand that term, their writing system contained 24 signs that stood for single sound values.
The decision to assign this Egyptian sound the value of 5 rather than 8 is primarily based on the fact that there are two more sounds in Egyptian that are even closer to the Cheth sound.
It became interchangeable with T in later Egyptian, and a case could be made for counting it as an analogue of Teth instead of Tzaddi.
www.horusset.com /egyptian/egyptian.htm   (752 words)

 Demotic Egyptian Input
In support of its own research and publication efforts related to its many Demotic papyri, and to serve other papyrologists and Egyptologists, the Center for the Tebtunis Papyri is pleased to make available tools for entering ancient Egyptian transliteration in accordance with the Unicode standard.
A list of the characters used in the two major transliteration schemes is provided in a draft document available here in PDF format.
This input is specifically designed to be used with New Athena Unicode font (to be downloaded separately), since this is currently the only font that has the PUA assignments that the input assumes.
ist-socrates.berkeley.edu /~pinax/demotic.html   (827 words)

 Modern Egyptian Ritual Magick: A Note on Translation and Transliteration
"Much sympathy is to be extended to the many interested persons who, in their various readings in Egyptian history, religion, and related subjects have been utterly confused by the wide disparity in the transliteration of Egyptian words and proper nouns.
This was not done with ancient Egyptian, as Coptic, the last stage of the language, was written with an adaptation of the Greek alphabet, in which the vowels are part of the alphabet itself.
Thus the word for 'good' or 'beautiful', which is spelled in Egyptian with the consonants n,f, and r, we transliterate NFR and we pronounce 'nefer'.
www.idolhands.com /egypt/resources/transliteration.html   (550 words)

 GIZA : Encyclopedia Entry
Giza (Arabic, الجيزة, transliterated al-ǧīzah; pronounced in the Egyptian Arabic dialect of Cairo eg-Gīza; also sometimes rendered in English as Gizeh, Ghizeh, or Geezeh) is a town in Egypt on the west bank of the Nile river, some 20 km southwest of central Cairo and now part of the greater Cairo metropolis.
Giza is most famous as the location of the Giza Plateau: the site of some of the most impressive ancient monuments in the world, including a complex of ancient Egyptian royal mortuary and sacred structures, including the Great Sphinx, the Great Pyramid of Giza, and a number of other large pyramids and temples.
Once thriving with the Nile that flowed right into the Giza Plateau, the Pyramids of Giza were built overlooking the Ancient Egyptian capital of Memphis, which was near modern day Cairo during the time of construction.
bibleocean.com /OmniDefinition/Giza   (523 words)

 LINK-MAIL: Ancient Egyptian Obelisks - History, Locations & Design
Ancient Egyptian obelisks are as much famous as mysterious.
Ancient Egyptian obelisks ("..The Obelisk, called TEJEN in sacred language of ancient Egyptians, was a term that was synonymous with protection or defense..." - history)
The Ancient Egyptians - The Lateran Obelisk ("..The immense size of this single piece of granite, is still awesome today and is the tallest surviving ancient Egyptian obelisk anywhere in the world today.." - Detailed)
www.link-mail.com /43550.html   (659 words)

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