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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.

-Weiben Wang

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 > letters) > > (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? > > Elliott