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im new to the conlang listserv, but i saw ancient egyptian and thought i'd put out what is "known" about it.
 
ancient egyptian is primarily VSO, lacks a 'to be' verb, and has an abjad writing system with the following consonants (followed by a English approx. and description of the hieroglyphs):
 
b        Bed                    foot
p        Pet                     square
f         Feel                    viper
m       Moon                  owl
n        Noon                   squiggle (sorry for the highly technical terms)
r         Right                   oval
h        Hat                     spiral w/ right angles
h!       aHa!                    "twisty" lines
H        loCH (Scotch)      placenta (most Egyptologists not sure; circle with lines through it)
h_       iCH (German)      animal belly
s        Saw                    doorbolt
S        SHow                 pool
K        Key                    hill
k        basKet                basket
g        Go                      jar
t         Tap                     semicircle
t_       CHurch                rope
d        Dog                     hand
d_       aDJust                snake (swimming)
 
pseudo_vowels:
a          fAther                vulture
i           In                      leaf
ee        y                       2 leaves
A         cAr                    arm
oo        w                       quail
 
most of the vowels are unknown so Egyptologists generally insert an 'e' (bEt) sound where absolutely necessary so that we can "speak" it. there are some biliterals and trileiterals which are too numerous to discuss, an example of one being the popular 'ankh' (a cross with an oval at the top) being a triliteral of 'A'+'n'+'H'. search google for 'hieroglyphs' and you'll probably find about a million sights with more valuable info.  Some words I remember:
 
to (prep):    n (en)
stop:          ab (ab)
walk:          swtwt (sootoot)
many:        ASa (asha - the first 'a' being more gutteral)
woman:      Hmt (hemt - the 'h' being like in 'aHa!')
breathe:     nSp (neshp)
darkness:   kkwy (kekooee)
 
btw, Tutankhamen's name is properly transcribed: /twtanH imnn/ ['twtankh' being his name / 'imnn' being his title (it means 'Lord' approx.)] pronounced Tutankh Im?n?n (the question mark being an unkown vowel)
 
Again, there are sites and books with a much larger vocabulary and more information which i highly recommend.
 
-Dan