New PDF release: Ancient Egyptian: A Linguistic Introduction

By Antonio Loprieno

The language of old Egypt has been the thing of cautious research due to the fact 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 strains historical Egyptian's historic improvement from previous Egyptian to Coptic, and, combining diachronic and synchronic viewpoints at any place attainable, he seems to be on the hieroglyphic approach and its cursive forms (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 to be on the genetic connections of Egyptian in the Afroasiatic relations, specially with Semitic languages equivalent to Akkadian, Arabic, and Hebrew. This booklet may be crucial studying for linguists and Egyptologists alike.

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