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By Antonio Loprieno

The language of historical Egypt has been the thing of cautious research considering its decipherment within the 19th century, yet this is often the 1st obtainable account which makes use of the insights of recent linguistics. Antonio Loprieno lines historical Egyptian's old improvement from outdated Egyptian to Coptic, and, combining diachronic and synchronic viewpoints anyplace attainable, he appears to be like on the hieroglyphic procedure and its cursive types (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 on the genetic connections of Egyptian in the Afroasiatic kin, specifically with Semitic languages comparable to Akkadian, Arabic, and Hebrew. This booklet could be crucial analyzing for linguists and Egyptologists alike.

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