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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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