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daniflover
Thursday 24th of November 2005 05:06:34 AM
Ancient Egyptian: can some one please help me out in learning the ancient egyptian Language please


daniflover
Thursday 24th of November 2005 06:31:06 AM
I would also like to learn arabic eygptian as well


boscorox
Saturday 26th of November 2005 08:39:13 AM
me 2: I really want to learn ancient egyptian 2.


hamid18
Thursday 01st of December 2005 01:00:02 AM
Originally posted by daniflover


I would also like to learn arabic eygptian as wellahlan w sahlan. do you want to learn to just speak it? or learn to write it as well because Egyptians tend to write the same way they speak


Medjai
Monday 26th of December 2005 02:25:01 AM
Egyptian: I want to learn ancient egyptian. any form of it but especially ancient egyptian. if any one is here i also have instant messenger.


hamid18
Monday 26th of December 2005 09:19:43 AM
hi medja

egypt is an arab country and so they speak arabic....just in the egyptian slang. as far as i know nobody uses ancient egyptian anymore as the language died out a long time ago. so the egyptian forum is actually dedicated to anybody who wants to learn Arabic (Egyptian slang) :) i hope this does not diminish your interest in learning though


Salanti
Sunday 26th of February 2006 11:24:08 AM
hey: i can't teach it cause i'm trying to learn it myself, cause being an archeologist or egyptologist is one of my professions that i'd like to go after, and i know that you need to know a few other languages to even try to figure out Egyptian. So good luck


Pathfinder05
Sunday 29th of October 2006 08:21:46 AM
We can't learn ancient Egyptian, because we don't know how the ancient Egyptians spoke. We can learn to read their hieroglyphs, and we do know the sounds of many of them, but our knowledge is very limited in that direction.

If you want to learn to read hieroglyphs, then pick up a book called How To Read Egyptian Hieroglyphs by Mark Collier and Bill Manley.

And by the way, Solanti, you don't need to know other languages to learn to read ancient Egyptian.


FaWzY
Saturday 09th of December 2006 09:01:07 PM
Originally posted by Pathfinder05


We can't learn ancient Egyptian, because we don't know how the ancient Egyptians spoke. We can learn to read their hieroglyphs, and we do know the sounds of many of them, but our knowledge is very limited in that direction.

If you want to learn to read hieroglyphs, then pick up a book called How To Read Egyptian Hieroglyphs by Mark Collier and Bill Manley.

And by the way, Solanti, you don't need to know other languages to learn to read ancient Egyptian.
Yes that's true, being an Egyptian myself I confirm, non one AT ALL knows the ancient Egyptian language and very few Coptic Christians know Coptic which is a mix between Ancient Egyptian and Greek

Btw, Egyptologists hve to know at least some greek since the best archive of the Egyptian civilization were made in greek :)

I can help with the Egyptian Arabic if you want though!!


coolgenius91
Wednesday 28th of March 2007 05:43:44 AM
i want to learn ancient egyptian: i want to learn it and i got that book how to read egyptian hieroglyphs and teaches you the basics not all of it so someone teach me the rest
send me a private message if you want to teach me


BCS
Sunday 29th of April 2007 09:13:05 AM
There is only one word I know in Ancient Egyptian and that is...:
Seb - Star


mayor
Wednesday 09th of May 2007 05:12:06 AM
Nefertiti: Neferi does that mean the beautifull and wonderfull one in ancient Egyption?Interested in Nefertitis then a good book THE SEARCH FOR NEFERTITIS,auth JOAN FLETCHER.So intersting Ancient Egypt any info 2 share please do.thanks:)


FaWzY
Thursday 10th of May 2007 12:26:58 AM
As far as I know, Nefer means "Beautiful" as an adjective, and that's one of the very few Egyptian words I know.

About Nefertiti, she was the step sister of Akhenaten and also his wife (Ikhnaton in Arabic and the name means Effective spirit of Aten) who was the very first king in Egypt to call for monotheism, which means to believe in only one god, and he symbolized it by the sun and called him "Aten" and established a new city and called it "Akhetaten" (Horizon of Aten), his wife "Nefertiti" supported him all along, the priest of Amun-Ra which were the ones ruling Egypt decided to destroy this "Atenism" and fought "Akhenaten" and all of his followers, these events were not perfectly documented since Amun-Ra won the battle and they didn't want to document the events so that no one would remember them later.

Assumptions say that Nefertiti fled to the desert, others say she was killed, others suggest that she was Tutankhamun's mother-in-law, her fate is one of the lost links of Egyptology.

For more information
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nefertiti
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Akhnaton



Himura_Hinata
Thursday 24th of May 2007 06:44:28 AM
Does anyone else here watch Stargate SG-1?

I ask this because I am curious...is the language that the Guo-old(spelling?) characters and the people of Abydos speak really anywhere near Ancient Egyptian, as they mentioned in the show and the movie?


FaWzY
Thursday 24th of May 2007 03:14:36 PM
I don't watch it, but I've read about it.

No one knows the exact pronunciation of the Egyptian language, mainly because it was written without the vowels like all the Afro-Asiatic languages, so all the words, names,... are simply approximated, that's what the Egyptologist responsible for the show did, he invented an approximate languages that the ancient Egyptian might have sounded like, but it's still an invented languages, the whole vowel system might be totally different.


emiway
Friday 08th of June 2007 02:46:36 AM
hi , i am studying egyptology , so i am learning hieroghliphics, there is hypothetical pronouncement for it , and the arrangement of the words in the sentence is the same as egyptian accent or lets say like the arabic sentence in general , but at the end its hard to learn it here cuz u cant write hieroghliphic on pc :)


xpictianoc
Saturday 15th of December 2007 04:33:22 AM
i think ancient egyptian it is simply coptic language, nowdays it is death language and only used in coptic church as a liturgical.




hamid18
Friday 28th of December 2007 01:00:27 AM
According to a friend of mine, the Egyptian dialect actually uses a lot of Coptic words (as well as French and Turkish words).


FaWzY
Friday 25th of January 2008 10:36:36 PM
Originally posted by hamid18According to a friend of mine, the Egyptian dialect actually uses a lot of Coptic words (as well as French and Turkish words).
That's true!

Coptic is last evolution of the Ancient Egyptian language, there were older versions of the language, in which all the Ancient Egyptian history was recorded.


Stetson15
Monday 28th of July 2008 02:10:03 PM
If you want a full English to Ancient Egyptian Dictionary of the Middle Kingdom, I found one a few weeks ago.

http://www.jimloy.com/hiero/e-dict.htm

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