On Thu, 13 Apr 2000, Terrence Donnelly wrote:

> I've been working on a Revived Egyptian (I can't call it Restored
> Egyptian anymore, since I found that the Mormons have claimed that
> name).

Well, not really. What is referred to as "Reformed Egyptian" is
only the writing system used by Mormon, the editor and scribe
who compiled the Book of Mormon (whence also the name). There is
a single surviving scrap of paper with some characters on it
which are claimed to be Reformed Egyptian--it's known as the
Anthon Manuscript. You might be able to find a scan of it on the
web somewhere. It doesn't look terribly Egyptian to me, but then
neither does Demotic.

> It seems to be mostly a matter of figuring out vowelling
> patterns.  The grammar of Egyptian turns out to be far more
> fleshed out by current scholars than I had thought.

Cool. You'll let us know what you've got?


Dirk Elzinga
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