2012/09/05

Learning ancient Egyptian Language

Facts about ancient Egyptian language learning / hieroglyphs:
As a language on a daily said, the ancient language came to be extinct by the 17th century.
One of the first things you learn when you start studying Egyptian hieroglyphics is the set of so-called signs monoliteral. These are the signs that represent a single sound, usually a consonant. Here is a table that shows signs monoliteral with their meaning. You will also find these signs early enough in most good books on hieroglyphics.



To begin studying the ancient Egyptian language:
1. Must master reading letters of phonemes in the first table, the table adjusted ossama alsaadawi! we must insist on the guttural sounds and Egyptian control read correctly.
2. Must master reading all bilateral phonetic hieroglyphics according to their correct expressions.
3. Must follow all the strict rules for reading Egyptian hieroglyphics.
4. Must carefully consider the correct interpretations of ancient Egyptian images because they are integral parts of ancient Egyptian texts.
Hieroglyphs are written in rows or columns and can be read from left to right or from right to left. You can distinguish the direction in which the text should be read because the human or animal figures always face the beginning of the line. In addition, the symbols above are read before the bottom.
A logogram is a representation of a complete word (not individual letters of phonemes) directly from an image of the object actually observed (cf. Greek "logos" or "word"). As such, it does not take into account the phonemes, but only direct objects and concepts related to it.
Egyptian phonography (a word is represented by a series of glyphs sound of speech sounds) was derived by phonetic borrowing. Logograms are used to write other words or parts of words semantically unrelated to the record but with whom they shared the same phonetic consonantal structure.
The ancient scriptures have been replaced by "Coptic", a script consists of 24 letters of the Greek alphabet supplemented by six demotic Egyptian characters used to the sounds do not speak Greek.
The ancient Egyptian language continued to be spoken, and evolved into what became known as the Coptic language, but in time both the language and the Coptic alphabet have been displaced by the spread of Arabic in the 11th century. The last link of Linguistics ancient kingdoms of Egypt was then broken, and the knowledge to read the history of the pharaohs was lost.

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