Ancient Egyptian Forum Forum Index Ancient Egyptian Forum

 
 FAQFAQ   SearchSearch   MemberlistMemberlist   UsergroupsUsergroups   RegisterRegister 
 ProfileProfile   Log in to check your private messagesLog in to check your private messages   Log inLog in 


Who can translate hieroglyphics?

 
Post new topic   Reply to topic    Ancient Egyptian Forum Forum Index -> Hieroglyphs
View previous topic :: View next topic  

Who can read Hieroglyphics? On what level.
Master scribe (I know everything when it comes to hieroglyphs)
0%
 0%  [ 0 ]
Apprentice to the master scribe (I know almost everything)
0%
 0%  [ 0 ]
Scribe in training (I have a good foundation of hieroglyphic knowledge)
44%
 44%  [ 4 ]
Begining scribe (I have a basic knowledge)
55%
 55%  [ 5 ]
Total Votes : 9

Author Message
egyptianscribe
Servant


Joined: 10 Apr 2007
Posts: 43
Location: Park Hills MO

PostPosted: Tue May 01, 2007 7:41 pm    Post subject: Who can translate hieroglyphics? Reply with quote

I was wondering how many people here can read hieroglyphics.
It would certainly be helpful to know who can make translations for future reference. Please be honest. Wink
I think I fall under Scribe in training.
_________________
egyptianscribe
To speak the name of the dead is to make them live again.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Google
Sponsor





PostPosted: Tue May 01, 2007 7:41 pm    Post subject: Advertisement

Back to top
Nefertiti92
Servant


Joined: 27 Mar 2007
Posts: 17
Location: USA

PostPosted: Sat May 05, 2007 5:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Where's the "No Knowledge" option?? lol Very Happy That's what I would be under lol
_________________

Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website MSN Messenger
anhk-of-life
Scribe


Joined: 18 Jun 2007
Posts: 75
Location: the palace of whoever...

PostPosted: Tue Jun 19, 2007 11:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

i can read heriglyphics. it's easy, really. u just memorize the letters, practice writng them, and always remember that if one symbol is on top of another, u read the first one first, and that u read it from the way the animals are facing. Very Happy
_________________
i am the anhk, and so i giveth of life.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Daughter_Of_SETI
Egyptian Architect


Joined: 15 May 2006
Posts: 109

PostPosted: Wed Jun 20, 2007 5:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

anhk-of-life wrote:
i can read heriglyphics. it's easy, really. u just memorize the letters, practice writng them, and always remember that if one symbol is on top of another, u read the first one first, and that u read it from the way the animals are facing.

It's not quite as simple as that at all. Many times when you're translating a register of hieroglyphs, you wouldn't necessarily read in the order that it's written because the ancient Egyptians often wrote gods names and things like that first in a sentence even though they wouldn't have spoken it like that (it was out of honour to the gods). Besides, the whole structure of their sentences was completely different to how the English write, so often their sentences sound 'backwards' to us.

Check out the daily quiz on Hieroglyphs.net to see how their sentences were written; it's quite mind blowing. Surprised

In answer to your question, Egyptianscribe, I consider myself a beginner. I like to puzzle through translations and help people out where I can, but I must admit, I'm not terribly good at it. Laughing
_________________
-Indeed, I am alive today; tomorrow is in god's hands-


Scribes_Of_Thoth forum
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website
egyptianscribe
Servant


Joined: 10 Apr 2007
Posts: 43
Location: Park Hills MO

PostPosted: Wed Jun 20, 2007 6:44 pm    Post subject: Awesome Link Reply with quote

Daughter_of_Seti the link you provided is awesome. I wish I would have had that when I had my hieroglyphics class.
Quote:
It's not quite as simple as that at all

I agree its not simple. You have to memorize many signs and also recognize that scribes made errors sometimes, which could alter meaning.
Quote:
u just memorize the letters
Shocked
Hieroglyphics don't really have an alphabetic rendering. Sometime a single glyph can represent a person, place, or thing.
There is a hieroglyphic alphabet but it is not used to render all their text.
_________________
egyptianscribe
To speak the name of the dead is to make them live again.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
anhk-of-life
Scribe


Joined: 18 Jun 2007
Posts: 75
Location: the palace of whoever...

PostPosted: Thu Jun 21, 2007 11:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

oh, well, im still learning, and the website i went on told me to do that. Embarassed
_________________
i am the anhk, and so i giveth of life.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Daughter_Of_SETI
Egyptian Architect


Joined: 15 May 2006
Posts: 109

PostPosted: Thu Jun 21, 2007 4:00 pm    Post subject: Re: Awesome Link Reply with quote

egyptianscribe wrote:
Daughter_of_Seti the link you provided is awesome. I wish I would have had that when I had my hieroglyphics class.

I enjoy that website a lot, too. It's one of my favourites to explore when I've got any free time. Wink

anhk-of-life wrote:
oh, well, im still learning, and the website i went on told me to do that.

Learning hieroglyphs takes years and years of study, but people that learn them whilst they're still young (didn't I just read in another thread that you're only ten years old? I could be mistaken, but if you really are that young then that's amazing that you have an interest in glyphs at all Very Happy ) probably find the art of mastering the ancient Egyptian language much easier.
_________________
-Indeed, I am alive today; tomorrow is in god's hands-


Scribes_Of_Thoth forum
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website
anhk-of-life
Scribe


Joined: 18 Jun 2007
Posts: 75
Location: the palace of whoever...

PostPosted: Sat Jun 23, 2007 2:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

yeah, im 10. i love egypt. whats wrong with trying to learn how to read and write heiroglyphics at my age??? Question
_________________
i am the anhk, and so i giveth of life.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Daughter_Of_SETI
Egyptian Architect


Joined: 15 May 2006
Posts: 109

PostPosted: Sat Jun 23, 2007 6:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

anhk-of-life wrote:
yeah, im 10. i love egypt. whats wrong with trying to learn how to read and write heiroglyphics at my age???

I never meant to suggest that there was anything wrong with you learning hieroglyphs at your age, I just think it's such a cool thing for someone so young to learn to do. Very Happy It's probably me being slightly envious in a way, as I didn't have any interest in ancient Egypt at all until I was in my twenties! Sad
_________________
-Indeed, I am alive today; tomorrow is in god's hands-


Scribes_Of_Thoth forum
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website
anhk-of-life
Scribe


Joined: 18 Jun 2007
Posts: 75
Location: the palace of whoever...

PostPosted: Sat Jun 23, 2007 7:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

oh! then, never mind... Embarassed
_________________
i am the anhk, and so i giveth of life.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Display posts from previous:   
Post new topic   Reply to topic    Ancient Egyptian Forum Forum Index -> Hieroglyphs All times are GMT
Page 1 of 1

 
Jump to:  
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum


Powered by phpBB © 2001, 2005 phpBB Group

Anti Bot Question MOD - phpBB MOD against Spam Bots
Blocked registrations / posts: 10373 / 0