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05 June 2006

Dating inscriptions

Each stage of ancient Egyptian introduced changes and by knowing its grammar one can easily determine which form of the language he's reading, and thus the historical period in which the text was written.

Few tips for beginners:

- sound w is alternately written by its hieratic form (see below).
This is the original one.

w (later form)

m (original)

m (later)

n (original)

n (later)

Will be continued in the next post...

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