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Duketown Wrote:
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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.

No, what you’ve just done is prove that you don’t understand it.

M.

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The rationale for glyph sounds expressed in modern alphabet 924 Duketown 30-Nov-18 12:46
Mod Note > Topic Relocated/Retitled 200 Dr. Troglodyte 30-Nov-18 16:35
Mod Note > ETA Etiquette 196 Dr. Troglodyte 30-Nov-18 16:40
Re: Jean-François Champollion's "Opening Speech…” 255 Duketown 30-Nov-18 16:46
Re: The rationale for glyph sounds expressed in modern alphabet 281 MDaines 01-Dec-18 08:55
Re: The rationale for glyph sounds expressed in modern alphabet 235 cladking 01-Dec-18 14:59
Re: The rationale for glyph sounds expressed in modern alphabet 249 Martin Stower 01-Dec-18 15:04
Re: The rationale for glyph sounds expressed in modern alphabet 226 cladking 01-Dec-18 15:11
Re: The rationale for glyph sounds expressed in modern alphabet 232 Martin Stower 01-Dec-18 15:15
Dream the Imparsible Dream. 240 cladking 02-Dec-18 15:01
Re: Dream the Imparsible Dream. 235 Martin Stower 02-Dec-18 16:49
Re: Dream the Imparsible Dream. 168 cladking 02-Dec-18 19:45
Re: Dream the Imparsible Dream. 189 Martin Stower 02-Dec-18 19:51
Re: Dream the Imparsible Dream. 288 cladking 02-Dec-18 20:07
Re: The rationale for glyph sounds expressed in modern alphabet 256 Manu 01-Dec-18 15:38
Re: The rationale for glyph sounds expressed in modern alphabet 257 Duketown 01-Dec-18 16:03
Re: The rationale for glyph sounds expressed in modern alphabet 231 Martin Stower 01-Dec-18 16:11
Re: The rationale for glyph sounds expressed in modern alphabet 269 Manu 01-Dec-18 16:18
Re: The rationale for glyph sounds expressed in modern alphabet 263 Duketown 01-Dec-18 16:29
Re: The rationale for glyph sounds expressed in modern alphabet 222 Martin Stower 01-Dec-18 17:05
Re: The rationale for glyph sounds expressed in modern alphabet 180 Martin Stower 01-Dec-18 17:33
Re: The rationale for glyph sounds expressed in modern alphabet 247 Duketown 01-Dec-18 17:47
Re: The rationale for glyph sounds expressed in modern alphabet 220 Martin Stower 01-Dec-18 18:44
Re: The rationale for glyph sounds expressed in modern alphabet 261 Duketown 01-Dec-18 18:58
Re: The rationale for glyph sounds expressed in modern alphabet 206 Martin Stower 01-Dec-18 19:07
Re: The rationale for glyph sounds expressed in modern alphabet 255 Duketown 01-Dec-18 19:25
Re: The rationale for glyph sounds expressed in modern alphabet 194 Martin Stower 01-Dec-18 19:37
Re: The rationale for glyph sounds expressed in modern alphabet 256 Duketown 01-Dec-18 19:52
Re: The rationale for glyph sounds expressed in modern alphabet 183 Martin Stower 01-Dec-18 20:13
Re: The rationale for glyph sounds expressed in modern alphabet 225 Duketown 01-Dec-18 20:25
Re: The rationale for glyph sounds expressed in modern alphabet 186 Martin Stower 01-Dec-18 20:35
Re: The rationale for glyph sounds expressed in modern alphabet 272 Duketown 01-Dec-18 20:42
Re: The rationale for glyph sounds expressed in modern alphabet 198 Martin Stower 01-Dec-18 20:47
Re: The rationale for glyph sounds expressed in modern alphabet 244 Duketown 01-Dec-18 20:57
Re: The rationale for glyph sounds expressed in modern alphabet 319 Martin Stower 01-Dec-18 21:22
Re: The rationale for glyph sounds expressed in modern alphabet 230 Duketown 01-Dec-18 22:23
Re: The rationale for glyph sounds expressed in modern alphabet 219 Martin Stower 01-Dec-18 22:32
Re: The rationale for glyph sounds expressed in modern alphabet 234 cladking 01-Dec-18 22:50
Re: The rationale for glyph sounds expressed in modern alphabet 216 Martin Stower 01-Dec-18 22:56
Re: The rationale for glyph sounds expressed in modern alphabet 237 cladking 01-Dec-18 23:11
Re: The rationale for glyph sounds expressed in modern alphabet 275 Martin Stower 01-Dec-18 23:16
Re: The rationale for glyph sounds expressed in modern alphabet 293 Manu 01-Dec-18 18:24
Egyptian Language Crash Course 338 Manu 01-Dec-18 16:35
Re: The rationale for glyph sounds expressed in modern alphabet 232 Duketown 01-Dec-18 15:32
Re: The rationale for glyph sounds expressed in modern alphabet 180 Martin Stower 01-Dec-18 16:15
Re: The rationale for glyph sounds expressed in modern alphabet 257 Duketown 01-Dec-18 17:28
Re: The rationale for glyph sounds expressed in modern alphabet 195 Martin Stower 01-Dec-18 18:20
Re: The rationale for glyph sounds expressed in modern alphabet 280 Duketown 01-Dec-18 18:30
Re: The rationale for glyph sounds expressed in modern alphabet 271 Martin Stower 01-Dec-18 18:56
Re: The rationale for glyph sounds expressed in modern alphabet 259 Duketown 01-Dec-18 22:42


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