Egyptian language

Egyptian language, Language spoken in ancient Egypt, branch of the Afro-Asiatic languages.

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The Egyptian language (Egyptian: r n km.t, Middle Egyptian pronunciation: [ˈraʔ n̩ˈku.mat], Coptic: ϯⲙⲉⲧⲣⲉⲙⲛ̀ⲭⲏⲙⲓ) is an Afro-Asiatic language which was spoken in ancient Egypt. Its attestation stretches over an extraordinarily long time, from the Old Egyptian stage (mid-4th millennium BC, Old Kingdom of Egypt). Its earliest known complete written sentence has been dated to about 2690 BC, which makes it one of the oldest recorded languages known, along with Sumerian.Its classical form is known as Middle Egyptian, the vernacular of the Middle Kingdom of Egypt which remained the literary language of Egypt until the Roman period. The spoken language had evolved into Demotic by the time of Classical Antiquity, and finally into Coptic by the time of Christianisation. Spoken Coptic was almost extinct by the 17th century, but it remains in use as the liturgical language of the Coptic Orthodox Church of Alexandria.

Egyptian Arabic
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Egyptian Arabic ... among the Egyptians. Egyptian Arabic is influenced by the Egyptian Coptic language in its grammar structure which was the native language of the vast...

Late Egyptian language
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Late Egyptian language ... Late Egyptian is the stage of the Egyptian language that was written by the time of the New Kingdom of Egypt around 1350 BC – the Amarna Period. Texts...

Demotic (Egyptian)
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Demotic (Egyptian) ... is the ancient Egyptian script derived from northern forms of hieratic used in the Nile Delta, and the stage of the Egyptian language written in this...

Egyptian hieroglyphs
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Egyptians ... most recent stage of the ancient Egyptian language and is still used in prayers along with Egyptian Arabic. Egyptians have received several names: ??????????...

Coptic language
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Coptic language ... Ancient Egyptian language and historically spoken by the Copts of Egypt. Coptic was supplanted by Egyptian Arabic as the primary spoken language of Egypt following...

Transliteration of Ancient Egyptian
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Transliteration of Ancient Egyptian ... Egyptology, transliteration of Ancient Egyptian is the process of converting (or mapping) texts written in the Egyptian language to alphabetic symbols representing...

Egyptian Sign Language
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Egyptian Sign Language ... Egyptian Sign Language is a sign language used by members of the deaf community in Egypt. Although there are no official statistics on the number of deaf...

Reformed Egyptian
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Reformed Egyptian ... those of shorthand for various languages including Hebrew, Demotic (Egyptian), Hieratic (Egyptian), Coptic (Egyptian), Mayan/Olmec, and Irish ogham ciphers...

Egyptian triliteral signs
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Egyptian triliteral signs ... a list of Egyptian hieroglyphs with triconsonantal phonetic value. Transliteration of ancient Egyptian Egyptian uniliteral signs Egyptian biliteral signs...

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