Re: Egyptological Transliteration Characters

From: Dean Snyder (
Date: Wed Oct 20 2004 - 06:37:12 CST

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    saqqara wrote at 12:10 AM on Wednesday, October 20, 2004:

    >I think you will actually find little trace of the quotation mark for
    >Egyptian transliteration in published work although I look forward to
    >hearing of examples Dean! The modern Egyptian Ayin convention is pretty much
    >established by end 19th century. Modern computer software all uses this

    As just one example, you can look at the transliteration section of
    Gardner's grammar and see that he uses the same character for both
    Egyptian ayin and Arabic ayin - an indication that he considered this
    symbol merely a glyphic variant of the left quotation mark used for ayin
    in Semitic languages.


    Dean A. Snyder

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