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By Antonio Loprieno

The language of historic Egypt has been the article of cautious research on account that its decipherment within the 19th century, yet this can be the 1st available account which makes use of the insights of contemporary linguistics. Antonio Loprieno strains old Egyptian's old improvement from outdated Egyptian to Coptic, and, combining diachronic and synchronic viewpoints at any place attainable, he appears on the hieroglyphic method and its cursive kinds (Hieratic and Demotic), the phonology of Classical Egyptian and Coptic, the phonology and syntax of the literary languages, and semantic and pragmatic constraints on syntax. He additionally seems to be on the genetic connections of Egyptian in the Afroasiatic relatives, in particular with Semitic languages akin to Akkadian, Arabic, and Hebrew. This ebook should be crucial analyzing for linguists and Egyptologists alike.

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