Egyptian did contain the glottal stop, however, it was never given a
hieroglyphic grapheme, i.e. it was never indicated in writing. It comes from
two earlier sources and existed in word initial position (usually said word
began with a vowel), and also in between vowels so in Ancient Egyptian, it's
'ankh, not ankh. In Middle Egyptian, it developed from yet another similar
source and because of this could now occur at the end of words as well. This
phoneme (sound) was carried over to Coptic, however again, like in A/E, it is
not indicated graphemically (i.e. there's no Coptic letter that represents the
glottal stop) however, in all dialects except Bohairic, if it occurs in medial
position in a word, it's indicated by doubling the vowel. At the beginnings
and ends of words, it's not indicated in spelling in any
/'amu:n/ exist in Coptic, but I'm not sure about the word "tout" -
meaning (in A/E) "image" .
RemEnKimi@yahoogroups.com [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On Behalf Of mechaiel
Sent: Friday, July 22, 2005 8:14
Subject: [RemEnKimi] Did the arabic
letter (ein / 3) ever exist in Coptic?
a young age, I have heard people say words like Tut-Ankh-Amoun in the Egyptian
accent, pronounced with the arabic letter ein (3ein). So it is pronounced
Tut-3ankh-Amoun. Also Ra (the Sun god) pronounced Ra3 (with the arabic
have the following questions:
there an equivalent to the letter 3ein in the Coptic
Has the 3ein sound ever existed in the Coptic language? If so, how is it
How is Tut-Ankh-Amoun written in Coptic?
input on the subject would be appreciated.
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