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Manu Wrote:
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> Martin, I have a question I don't know where else
> to put.
>
> The early German scholars believed Egyptian is a
> semitic language and basically approached it with
> that mind-set, correct me please if I am wrong.
>
> The one criterion I am interested is the stative
> verb-form. It give a certain sense of realism to a
> story. When I use it instead of the preterite, I
> make the account more real. It is a dramatizing
> effect. So I am familiar with how it feels to use
> the stative in spoken language but an English
> speaker may not. Is the stative a tell-all
> characteristic of semitic languages or is there
> another criterion you think is more important.
> Also, why might Egyptian not be a semitic
> language?

Let me answer this since Stower already proved he doesn't understand this:
It doesn't matter how you label the original sound. It's the sound itself that represents language. Whether you call it abracadabra or semetic, the sounds remain the same.



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Re: The rationale for glyph sounds expressed in modern alphabet 266 MDaines 01-Dec-18 08:55
Re: The rationale for glyph sounds expressed in modern alphabet 221 cladking 01-Dec-18 14:59
Re: The rationale for glyph sounds expressed in modern alphabet 233 Martin Stower 01-Dec-18 15:04
Re: The rationale for glyph sounds expressed in modern alphabet 211 cladking 01-Dec-18 15:11
Re: The rationale for glyph sounds expressed in modern alphabet 218 Martin Stower 01-Dec-18 15:15
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Re: Dream the Imparsible Dream. 172 Martin Stower 02-Dec-18 19:51
Re: Dream the Imparsible Dream. 270 cladking 02-Dec-18 20:07
Re: The rationale for glyph sounds expressed in modern alphabet 242 Manu 01-Dec-18 15:38
Re: The rationale for glyph sounds expressed in modern alphabet 241 Duketown 01-Dec-18 16:03
Re: The rationale for glyph sounds expressed in modern alphabet 217 Martin Stower 01-Dec-18 16:11
Re: The rationale for glyph sounds expressed in modern alphabet 252 Manu 01-Dec-18 16:18
Re: The rationale for glyph sounds expressed in modern alphabet 246 Duketown 01-Dec-18 16:29
Re: The rationale for glyph sounds expressed in modern alphabet 206 Martin Stower 01-Dec-18 17:05
Re: The rationale for glyph sounds expressed in modern alphabet 167 Martin Stower 01-Dec-18 17:33
Re: The rationale for glyph sounds expressed in modern alphabet 230 Duketown 01-Dec-18 17:47
Re: The rationale for glyph sounds expressed in modern alphabet 206 Martin Stower 01-Dec-18 18:44
Re: The rationale for glyph sounds expressed in modern alphabet 245 Duketown 01-Dec-18 18:58
Re: The rationale for glyph sounds expressed in modern alphabet 190 Martin Stower 01-Dec-18 19:07
Re: The rationale for glyph sounds expressed in modern alphabet 241 Duketown 01-Dec-18 19:25
Re: The rationale for glyph sounds expressed in modern alphabet 177 Martin Stower 01-Dec-18 19:37
Re: The rationale for glyph sounds expressed in modern alphabet 239 Duketown 01-Dec-18 19:52
Re: The rationale for glyph sounds expressed in modern alphabet 167 Martin Stower 01-Dec-18 20:13
Re: The rationale for glyph sounds expressed in modern alphabet 209 Duketown 01-Dec-18 20:25
Re: The rationale for glyph sounds expressed in modern alphabet 169 Martin Stower 01-Dec-18 20:35
Re: The rationale for glyph sounds expressed in modern alphabet 256 Duketown 01-Dec-18 20:42
Re: The rationale for glyph sounds expressed in modern alphabet 183 Martin Stower 01-Dec-18 20:47
Re: The rationale for glyph sounds expressed in modern alphabet 226 Duketown 01-Dec-18 20:57
Re: The rationale for glyph sounds expressed in modern alphabet 304 Martin Stower 01-Dec-18 21:22
Re: The rationale for glyph sounds expressed in modern alphabet 215 Duketown 01-Dec-18 22:23
Re: The rationale for glyph sounds expressed in modern alphabet 204 Martin Stower 01-Dec-18 22:32
Re: The rationale for glyph sounds expressed in modern alphabet 217 cladking 01-Dec-18 22:50
Re: The rationale for glyph sounds expressed in modern alphabet 200 Martin Stower 01-Dec-18 22:56
Re: The rationale for glyph sounds expressed in modern alphabet 223 cladking 01-Dec-18 23:11
Re: The rationale for glyph sounds expressed in modern alphabet 260 Martin Stower 01-Dec-18 23:16
Re: The rationale for glyph sounds expressed in modern alphabet 273 Manu 01-Dec-18 18:24
Egyptian Language Crash Course 320 Manu 01-Dec-18 16:35
Re: The rationale for glyph sounds expressed in modern alphabet 217 Duketown 01-Dec-18 15:32
Re: The rationale for glyph sounds expressed in modern alphabet 166 Martin Stower 01-Dec-18 16:15
Re: The rationale for glyph sounds expressed in modern alphabet 241 Duketown 01-Dec-18 17:28
Re: The rationale for glyph sounds expressed in modern alphabet 180 Martin Stower 01-Dec-18 18:20
Re: The rationale for glyph sounds expressed in modern alphabet 264 Duketown 01-Dec-18 18:30
Re: The rationale for glyph sounds expressed in modern alphabet 257 Martin Stower 01-Dec-18 18:56
Re: The rationale for glyph sounds expressed in modern alphabet 239 Duketown 01-Dec-18 22:42


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