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The reconstruction of the Pre-Egyptian case system

Antonio Loprieno states something confusing to me on page 55 of Ancient Egyptian: A linguistic introduction (1995): "Also, the ending -u is still preserved, although functionally reinterpreted, in the forms of some singular patterns as well: when the original stem ended in a vowel, for example u in ??ruw '(the god) Horus,' -a in ?upraw 'form,' or -i in mas?iw 'enemy,' the endin
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Loprieno on Middle Egyptian Vocalism

Academics / Linguistics : Paleoglot (5 years ago)

After reading Loprieno's version of Middle Egyptian in Ancient Egyptian, I have some reservations. While there is no doubt that his book is chalked full of knowledge and facts about the Egyptian and Coptic languages, I can't help bu... Read Post

Changes in Pre-Egyptian vocalism

Academics / Linguistics : Paleoglot (2 years ago)

Lately I've been reflecting on what Loprieno says about the early Egyptian vowel system on page 55 of Ancient Egyptian: A linguistic introduction (1995): "In our discussion of phonology (section 3.4.3), we saw that one of the major ... Read Post

Reconstructing Egyptian n(n)egation

Academics / Linguistics : Paleoglot (3 years ago)

This is what Antonio Loprieno says about Ancient Egyptian negation on page 127 of Ancient Egyptian: A linguistic introduction (1995): "From an etymological point of view, nn is presumably the result of the addition of an intensifier... Read Post


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