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By Antonio Loprieno

The language of old Egypt has been the thing of cautious research when you consider that its decipherment within the 19th century, yet this is often the 1st available account which makes use of the insights of contemporary linguistics. Antonio Loprieno lines historical Egyptian's historic improvement from outdated Egyptian to Coptic, and, combining diachronic and synchronic viewpoints anyplace attainable, he seems on the hieroglyphic approach and its cursive kinds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 to be like on the genetic connections of Egyptian in the Afroasiatic relations, specially with Semitic languages reminiscent of Akkadian, Arabic, and Hebrew. This publication could be crucial studying for linguists and Egyptologists alike.

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