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PostPosted: Mon Mar 17, 2003 2:05 pm 
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Anyone know of really good books on how to learn ancient egyptian hieroglyphics and the language??


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 17, 2003 2:10 pm 
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Try 'How to read Egyptian Hieroglyphs' by Mark Collier and Bill Manley. It's well presented and not too hard to follow.

Good luck.

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 17, 2003 2:19 pm 
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Thanks!!! I was just deciding yesterday if I should get that book or not!


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 17, 2003 2:39 pm 
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I have a book called "The illustrated hieroglyphic dictionary" but I don't remember who it's by, and I'm at work. But I posted it on another page in this topic, if you look around you might be able to find it.


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i dont understand wat all the hyroglifs mean????


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 09, 2003 12:59 pm 
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If you want to learn about them, look out for some books.


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 09, 2003 2:47 pm 
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murphyz wrote:
Try 'How to read Egyptian Hieroglyphs' by Mark Collier and Bill Manley. It's well presented and not too hard to follow.

Good luck.

Mxx


I have that book!


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 09, 2003 2:51 pm 
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Would you recommend it as well?


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 10, 2003 12:18 pm 
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Yep! It's easy to understand, but you can't just glance through it. You have to actually apply yourself and read. That's all I can say.


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 05, 2003 9:28 pm 
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try reading UNDERSTANDING HIEROGLHPICS or HIEROGLHPICS OF ANCIENT EGYPT :lol:


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 06, 2003 3:52 am 
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You mean Hilary Wilson's Understanding Hieroglyphs? That's really a good book.


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 14, 2004 7:34 am 
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Originally posted by Nefertikaure
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Anyone know of really good books on how to learn ancient egyptian hieroglyphics and the language??
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Check out the 'Reading Hieroglyphs' topic in this section. There is a link by Bel I believe to some some good books on reading hieroglyphs.


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 25, 2004 2:10 pm 
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For fast refereces go to hieroglyphs.net
or www.reshafim.org
and www.copts.net
Hope these sites will be of use for the time being for you.


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 26, 2004 1:14 am 
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Egyptian Hieroglyphs for Everyone by Joseph and Lenore Scott.


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 26, 2004 1:48 pm 
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My advice- start with Collier and Manley's book, and then after that (if you're serious) then use Gardiner's Egyptian Grammar. Really, the more basic books use a silly cut-and-paste method of translation (that is, giving you large chunks of vocab underneath) and thus they do not actually let you get to grips with the grammar of the language.
Collier and Manley's book is good to get started with and familliarise yourself with the layout and language of the Egpytians, but don't expect it to enable you to read the inside of Tuthmoses' tomb. On the other hand, it does teach you some of the 'formulae' of certain inscriptions to get you started.

Collier & Manley is good for the casual student, who wants to be able to read out the words, and some cartouches and offering inscriptions.
Gardiner's is, on the other hand, a monster of a book, and it weighs you down with morasses of grammar. This means that you make slow progress and it is quite daunting, but it is the only real way of learning the language, and getting to the stage where you can read all inscriptions.

In short- start with Collier & Manley and then if you like it, use G.E.G when you finish it. Good luck!


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