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From what I know, the Egyptians never wrote down the vowels in their
language...But I am talking about Hieroglyphics, not Herotic, Demotic,
or Coptic.

On 1/15/06, Michael Adams <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> Heiroglyphs? Herotic, Demotic or Coptic?
>
> Well, from what I know they often used whole words or whole syllybles? Or
> groupings, much like you see in Chinese..
>
> Apis the bull, which thru many changes, became Alpha, or Aleph, or Alif,
> namely our letter A and related sounds to it.. To include the Hebrew and
> Arabic letters.
>
> But my info is 30 years old, so .. Back when I was into Paleographics and
> Egyptology and like fields..
>
> Mike
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> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "R A Brown" <[log in to unmask]>
> To: <[log in to unmask]>
> Sent: Saturday, January 14, 2006 11:49 PM
> Subject: Ancient Egyptian writng (was: [Theory] Types of numerals)
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>
> > Paul Bennett wrote:
> > > On Sat, 14 Jan 2006 15:34:22 -0500, R A Brown
> > > <[log in to unmask]>  wrote:
> > >
> > >> the Egyptians only expressed consonants, never vowels)
> > >
> > >
> > > FYI, that's contraversal recently, in the right circles, AIUI.
> >
> > It must be recent - I thought my info was reasonably up-to-date. Could
> > you point me to the 'right circles' which controvert the accepted wisdom
> > that the phonetic symbols in ancient Egyptian writing represent one, two
> > or three consonants?
> >
> >
> >
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