Introduction to Egyptian Hieroglyphic
This unit approaches all essential elements of the ancient Egyptian grammar. It shall explore the language´s historical and linguistic backgrounds and proceed to debate its structure. The student shall be able to undertand a basic vocabulary and to read simple nominal, adjective, adverbial and pseudo-verbal sentences, including funerary formulae.
Maria Helena do Nascimento Rego Pereira Trindade Lopes
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PEREIRA, R. G. GURGEL. Gramática Fundamental de Egípcio Hieroglífico. Lisboa, Ed. Chiado, 2016.
WILKINSON, R. H. Reading Egyptian Art. London, Thames & Hudson, 1994.
Every promote the debate of contents from each chapter of the required grammar. The debate include the demonstration of all its examples. Homework will be eventually corrected at the beginning of following class. A guided visit to the Calouste Gulbenkian Egyptian collection will be booked for the end of the semester.
Understanding the historical and linguistic context of the ancient Egyptian language; Non-verbal sentence elements: substantives, adjectives, pronoums, prepositions, adverbs, particles, numerals, verbal morphology; non-verbal sintaxe; basic funerary formulae.
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