Re: Rosetta stone revision.
|From:||Weiben Wang <wwang@...>|
|Date:||Friday, June 1, 2001, 21:08|
It was written in Egyptian hieroglyphics, Demotic, and Greek. It was the
bilingual text with the known language, Greek, that made deciferment of the
unknown Egyptian possible (Demotic is simply a late form of cursive derived
from hieroglyphs). Coptic was a known language; it is still used as a
liturgical language by Coptic Christians.
On Fri, 01 June 2001, Elliott Lash wrote:
> Actually, to make it more Rosetta stonish, it should be in three steps:
> 1: An unknown language in an unknown alphabet (Egyptian in Heiratic)
> 2: An unknown language in a known alphabet (Egyptian in Coptic--Greek
> (snip the rest)
> I thought that the Egyptian on the Rosetta stone was written in 1)
> Heiroglyphics and 2) Demotic Script or am I totally confused?