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By Antonio Loprieno

The language of old Egypt has been the item of cautious research due to the fact its decipherment within the 19th century, yet this can be the 1st obtainable account which makes use of the insights of recent linguistics. Antonio Loprieno lines historic Egyptian's ancient improvement from outdated Egyptian to Coptic, and, combining diachronic and synchronic viewpoints anywhere attainable, he seems on the hieroglyphic process and its cursive types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, specially with Semitic languages comparable to Akkadian, Arabic, and Hebrew. This e-book should be crucial interpreting for linguists and Egyptologists alike.

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