Easy Lessons in Egyptian Hieroglyphics with Sign List

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K. Paul, Trench, Trübner, 1899 - Egyptian language - 246 pages
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Page 9 - ... before him; the above, specimen of hieratic is, however, well written and is relatively easy to read. In the later times, ie about BC 900, the scribes invented a series of purely arbitrary or conventional modifications of the hieratic characters and so a new style of writing, called Enchorial or Demotic, came into use ; it was used chiefly for business or social purposes at first, but at length copies of the "Book of the Dead" and lengthy literary compositions were written in it.
Page ii - The Book of the Dead. An English Translation of the Chapters, Hymns, etc., of the Theban Recension, with Introduction, Notes, etc. By EA WALLIS BUDGE, MA, Litt. D., D. Lit., Keeper of the Egyptian and Assyrian Antiquities in the British Museum. With four hundred and twenty new vignettes.
Page 11 - Now on looking at these passages we notice that the men, the chicken, the owls, the hawk, and the hares all face to the left ; to read these we must read from left to right, ie, towards them.
Page 13 - The Rosetta Stone is a slab of black basalt, which is now preserved in the British Museum (Egyptian Gallery, No. 24). It was found by a French artillery officer called Boussard, among the ruins of Fort Saint Julien, near the Rosetta mouth of the Nile, in 1799, but subsequently came into the possession of the British Government at the capitulation of Alexandria. It is inscribed with fragments of 14 lines of hieroglyphics, 32 lines of demotic, and 54 lines of Greek. A portion of the stone has been...
Page 20 - We must remember too that the Greek form of the name Ptolemy is Ptolemaios. Now on looking at the two names thus written we see at a glance that letter No. 5 in one name and No. 1 in the other are identical, and judging by their position only in the names they must represent the letter P ; we see too that letter No. 2 in one name and No. 4 in the other are also identical, and arguing as before from their position they must represent the letter L. We may now write down the names thus : — • 2....
Page 31 - In many cases it is not easy to find the word-values of an alphabetic sign, even by reference to Coptic, a fact which seems to indicate that the alphabetic characters were developed from word-values so long ago that the word-values themselves have passed out of the written language.
Page ix - It contains a short account of the decipherment of Egyptian hieroglyphics, and a sketch of the hieroglyphic system of writing and of the general principles which underlie the use of picture signs to express thought. The main facts of Egyptian grammar are given in a series of short chapters, and these are illustrated by numerous brief extracts from hieroglyphic texts; each extract is printed in hieroglyphic type and is accompanied by a transliteration and translation.
Page 35 - ... knife", or that it refers to some action that is done with a knife. 4. VJT-^ ses bolt ; the picture of the branch of a tree v^^ is the determinative, and indicates that ses is an object made of wood. Of words of one or more determinatives the following are examples : — 1 . ~w^ 0 0 1 ^i renpit flowers ; the pictures of a flower in the bud j.
Page ii - Vol. III.— EGYPTIAN LANGUAGE: Easy Lessons in Egyptian Hieroglyphics. By EA WALLIS BUDGE. Vol. IV.— BABYLONIAN RELIGION: Babylonian Religion and Mythology. By LW KING.

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