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PostPosted: Wed Jul 09, 2008 3:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Many times I've looked at Junge's book in the gift shop at the Oriental Institute, but I've yet to buy it. I've always concentrated on the study of Middle Egyptian, so my knowledge of Late Egyptian is woefully lacking.

Junge's work is the best I know, but personally I often find the book confusing.
The essence is great, but the sequence of chapters is sometimes "odd".
Not a great work to start language studies with, but an excellent one for "further studies".
(As in: when it's ok to mainly browse the book for what you need.)
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 10, 2008 12:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Would you say it's any more difficult than Allen's? I enjoyed his book and it taught me a great deal. I do prefer a well-organized grammar (helpful to the student, you know), but even so, I really do need to take a look at Late Egyptian.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 10, 2008 5:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Junge's glossary is rather extensive and definitely excellent, as is the content of the different chapters.
The thing is just that it's very easy to loose sight of the trees through the forest.
If that's English at all... Rolling Eyes

Anyway, the exercises in it are sometimes hard, but incredibly interesting.
It also helps Junge managed to put in some "less common" examples for the various subjects.
Didn't wanna hold out on these:

iy=k tnw pA Sri nfr
Where do you come from, handsome boy?
On which the logical answer would of course be "Belgium".

kri Sri aA.wsi ib=k bw sdm=k iw=i mdw
How arrogant you are, my boy! You don't listen when I speak!
(I think that one was inspired by or borrowed from Amun?)
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 11, 2008 10:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Segereh wrote:
iy=k tnw pA Sri nfr
Where do you come from, handsome boy?
On which the logical answer would of course be "Belgium".

kri Sri aA.wsi ib=k bw sdm=k iw=i mdw
How arrogant you are, my boy! You don't listen when I speak!
(I think that one was inspired by or borrowed from Amun?)


Laughing Very good. Yes, I'm sure Junge was thinking of Belgium with that first one. As for the second one--please, I'm trying to rid myself of those painful memories! I'm just afraid he's going to find his way to my new forum. Shocked
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