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By Antonio Loprieno

ISBN-10: 0521443849

ISBN-13: 9780521443845

ISBN-10: 0521448492

ISBN-13: 9780521448499

The language of historic Egypt has been the item of cautious research due to the fact that its decipherment within the 19th century, yet this is often the 1st obtainable account which makes use of the insights of contemporary linguistics. Antonio Loprieno strains historical Egyptian's ancient improvement from outdated Egyptian to Coptic, and, combining diachronic and synchronic viewpoints at any place attainable, he appears to be like on the hieroglyphic procedure and its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 appears on the genetic connections of Egyptian in the Afroasiatic kin, specially with Semitic languages akin to Akkadian, Arabic, and Hebrew. This publication could be crucial examining for linguists and Egyptologists alike.

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