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Sam.Raman.na.Marú:t.Nahah
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 27, 2011 3:22 am    Post subject: Greetings! Reply with quote

Hello there!
I had a first encounter with ancient Egyptian language in my childhood, when I developed an interest for ancient languages. I started learning hieroglyphs, hieratic, Egyptian grammar and had a dream to become an egyptologist someday. But, in my country there was no institution to study that particular discipline, so I had to do germanistics instead.
A year ago when I moved to the USA, and decided to enroll a faculty here, my passion for Egyptian leapt back to life, so I started doing Egyptian all over again, and much to my surprise, I haven't really forgotten how to read hieroglyphs. I bought books, grammars, dictionaries, chrestomathies, linguistic studies (Loprieno is at the moment like a supreme Deity to me) and every day as I am learning more and more words and making a progress, I am falling in love with Egyptian more deeply. I am especially interested in matters of vocalization and Old Egyptian.
My story is probably dull and my enthusiasm way to irritating, but I wanted to share my story with people on this forum who understand beauty of Ancient Egyptian civilization.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 27, 2011 3:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Welcome to Egyptian Dreams Very Happy

I could never find the kind of fascination and interest you describe boring. It's nice to hear it was relatively easy for you to pick up the language again.

I am personally more interested in the history than the linguistics, but there are others here who are interested in the language. Enjoy Very Happy
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 27, 2011 3:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

anneke wrote:

I am personally more interested in the history than the linguistics, but there are others here who are interested in the language. Enjoy Very Happy


Thank you!
I find history and culture inseparable from linguistics.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 27, 2011 12:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sam.Raman.na.Marú:t.Nahah wrote:
anneke wrote:

I am personally more interested in the history than the linguistics, but there are others here who are interested in the language. Enjoy Very Happy


Thank you!
I find history and culture inseparable from linguistics.


Knowing the language would certainly deepen my understanding. Given time pressures I will have to make do with the study based on translations by others. But I see your point.

Members like Aset and BobManske are knowledgeable about the Egyptian language. You will enjoy their posts I think. If you search for their posts you will see what I mean. Aset often helps out with translations here.
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 29, 2011 9:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Welcome to the forum! Very Happy I envy you finding the language so easy to get into. I'm going to have to study hieroglyphs next year for University, and I'll be dreading it! Laughing
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 19, 2017 8:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Who's Loprieno? The name sounds familiar, but I don't know who it is. Anyway, welcome to the board.
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 20, 2017 6:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Antonio Loprieno (*1955 in Bari) is an Italian-Swiss Egyptologist. From 2005 to 2015 he was rector of the University of Basel. He is co-editor of the "Zeitschrift für Ägyptische Sprache und Altertumskunde" (ZÄS) and editor of the magazine "Lingua Aegyptia - Journal of Egyptian Language Studies" (LingAeg).

Antonio Loprieno : Ancient Egyptian - A Linguistic Introduction (1995)
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 16, 2017 8:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hey, Germanistics sounds cool. Do you have any suggestions of what book to have if I want to learn German? Thanks...
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