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Title: Etymological Dictionary of Egyptian, Volume 1 Etymological Dictionary of Egyptian
Subtitle: Volume 1: A Phonological Introduction
Written By: G. Takács
Series Title: Handbook of Oriental Studies. Section 1: The Near and Middle East 48

This is the introductory volume to the first dictionary on the etymological
relations between ancient Egyptian and other Afro-Asiatic languages.
Gábor Takács’ new multi-volume Etymological Dictionary of Egyptian (now to
appear at regular intervals of about 12-18 months) will be a hallmark in
Egyptian and Afro-Asiatic linguistics. The amount of material offered, the
extensive treatment of scholarly discussions on each item, and the insights
into the connections of Egyptian with its related Afro-Asiatic languages,
including many new lexical parallels, will make it an indispensable tool
for comparative and interpretative purposes and the unchallenged starting
point for every linguist in the field.

Volume 1, the opening volume of the dictionary, can rightly be called the
key to the work; it not only provides the users with a comprehensive
analysis of the Afro-Asiatic background of the Egyptian consonant system,
but also offers a critical appraisal of linguistic theories on Egyptian
historical phonology, the problems surrounding the origins of the Egyptian
language, and an extensive bibliography to the dictionary volumes to appear.

Publication Year: 2004
Publisher: Brill
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Linguistic Field(s): Historical Linguistics
Subject Language(s): Egyptian

Format: Hardback
ISBN: 9004115382
ISBN-13: 9789004115385
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