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A good reference book, but difficult to follow
am 8. März 2000
This is a good reference work that contains just about anything you would like to know about Middle Egyptian grammar. The problem is that the book isn't written in a way that is easy for beginners, or even experienced language learners, to follow. The explanations are very dense, and several pages of explanation are usually given before the reader has any chance to practice the concepts. Also, the book is organized in a very traditional, structuralist fashion, with separate lessons devoted to the noun, the adjective, etc. It would be easier to learn the language if the grammatical system were taught in context, i.e., combining vocabulary and grammar in a way that prepares the reader to deal with specific (and hopefully real) ancient Egyptian texts. In short, I'm glad I bought the book because it's a good reference work, but it leaves me wanting much, much more.