(Note to taggers: We're not a TAC team.)
Transliteration: is.t n(j).t r n(j) km.t
Manuel de codage: iz-t:1-A1:1*1*1 n:t r:1 n km-m-t:O49
English: Team Egyptian
(Please feel free to suggest corrections to the team name! The is.t n(j).t
part is probably unidiomatic.)About This Team
We've decided that we're going to mess around with Middle Egyptian a little bit every week. Nothing strenuous. In fact, this is something of an experiment to see how far we can go without actually obsessing.
New members are welcome! It's OK if you want to study fast, or if you're just getting started. You can study anything from Archaic Egyptian to Coptic, if you can find the resources.Team LogsTeangotarvosvermillionemk
)Courses & Reference Works
- Assimil's L'Égyptien hiéroglyphique
. 101 lessons. Excellent, with a French base. The audio CDs are optional, but they make it easier to remember.
- Allen's Middle Egyptian: An Introduction to the Language and Culture of Hieroglyphs
. A gentle overview of the grammar, with all kinds of very useful sections, including one listing and explaining about two dozen common particles.
- Loprieno's Ancient Egyptian: A Linguistic Introduction
. Nice and meaty linguistic overview.
- Collier, et al.'s How to Read Egyptian Hieroglyphs
. A traditional-style course, with a strong emphasis on reading tomb inscriptions.
- A concise overview of Egyptian grammar
using standard linguistics terminology.
. An utterly fantastic online dictionary (if you read French).
- Vermillion has also discovered Egyptian words in the Wikitionary
. It's quite extensive.
- Aegyptisches handwörterbuch
. The classic, comprehensive dictionary (if you read German handwriting).
- Thesaurus Linguae Aegyptiae
, an online and updated version of the Aegyptisches handwörterbuch. Painful to use, but absolutely the best source of for obscure definitions. We have some basic instructions
- Anki deck with 165 common signs
. English base, updated August 2014 to include only the most important signs.Things to Read
- The Tale of Peter Rabbit
. Hieroglyphs with occasional translator's notes in English.
- Projet d'index global des inscriptions des temples de Karnak
. Hieroglyphs and transliterations, searchable by transliteration. Here's an example
- A New Concordance of the Pyramid Texts
(found on this excellent list of online resources
, so I believe this is public and officially sanctioned).
- Les aventures de Sinouhé
. Hieroglyphs, transliteration, French translation. Be careful with the translation; some of MdV's authors have rather original theories.
- St Andrews corpus
, including a large number of PDF files with hieroglyphs, transliterations and translations, plus an XML corpus and Java-based viewer.
- The Westcar papyrus
online, with detailed commentary and a dictionary mode.
- And what about Budge
- Grab the Gardiner.tff font
to view the hieroglyphs in this thread.
- To enter hieroglyphs on computers, it helps to know the Manuel de Codage
- To typeset hieroglyphs, try JSesh
- Linux users familiar with ibus may want to try these experimental input methods
- To format Egyptian texts for display on HTLAL, check out hierogloss
As we discover resources, these lists will grow.
Welcome! Let's have fun. And please feel free to correct any mistakes you find.