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Re: Ancient Egyptian

From:Benct Philip Jonsson <bpj@...>
Date:Monday, March 27, 2006, 19:01
R A Brown skrev:
> Michael Adams wrote: > >> Anyone have any ideas how it was spoken? > > > See: > >
Loprieno, whose linguistic introduction to AE <> I've plugged for several times on this list, claims that in the Old Kingdom the word |nTr| "god" was pronounced [na:caR\]. While it would seem right that |T/ṯ/tj| be [c] I'm not so sure how he can know the vowels at such an early time, unless from comparative evidence, and even more baffled at the supposition that |r| was [R\]! After all the lang had /?\/, so that seems a hard distinction to make while there being no [r]... I once heard an Arab living in South Sweden use [?\] for the [R] /r/ of South Swedish, so there's no question that pharyngeals and uvulars are very similar! -- /BP 8^)> -- Benct Philip Jonsson -- melroch at melroch dot se "Maybe" is a strange word. When mum or dad says it it means "yes", but when my big brothers say it it means "no"! (Philip Jonsson jr, age 7)


Michael Adams <michael.adams1@...>