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Egyptian Glyphary

Author : Bill Petty, Ph.d.
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The Egyptian Glyphary is part of Museum Tours' series “The Essentials” ... books that anyone serious about the study of Egyptology will find useful.This unique Egyptian language dictionary is called a Glyphary to distinguish it from dictionaries that list entries in strictly alphabetical order. Rather, it lists words based on the hieroglyphic signs that they contain, resulting in easier word look-up. One can find a word without knowing its beginning letter or its transliteration. A word can often be found even if part of the word is missing or unreadable.It has been created to fill a need for a low cost, yet comprehensive, translation aid to hieroglyphs that is convenient to use. Its emphasis is on words found in monumental inscriptions, as opposed to words found strictly in papyri. The words it contains are most likely to be encountered on the monuments in Egypt or in museums. It contains a total of about 8,000 total entries, of which about 4,000 are unique. This compares favorably to the 2,500 entries in the vocabulary of Alan Gardiner's "Egyptian Grammar", and the 5,000 plus entries in Raymond Faulkner's "Dictionary of Middle Egyptian". The volume's convenient size makes it ideal for everyday use anywhere one happens to be, a local museum or the monuments in Egypt. It is a "must have" for any serious student, Egyptologist or Egyptophile.From Museum Tours Press.

English to Middle Egyptian Dictionary

Author : Bill Petty
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This is the most comprehensive English to Middle Egyptian dictionary available, with about 8,000 entries, including almost all of the most common English words in use. It compares very favorably with Gardiner's English-Egyptian Vocabulary and Nichols' book, each containing only about 2,000 entries. This is the fifth book in Museum Tours "The Essentials" series, along with Hieroglyphic Dictionary, Hieroglyph Sign List, Egyptian Glyphary and The Names of the Kings of Egypt.

Understanding Hieroglyphic Inscriptions

Author : Bill Petty, Ph.d.
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Understanding Hieroglyphic Inscriptions is a self-study course designed to help the student acquire a basic understanding the Hieroglyphic Inscriptions likely to be encountered on a visit to Egypt. There is a "rule of thumb" which states that in most endeavors 20% of the effort produces 80% of the results. From this we would expect that about 20% of hieroglyphic characters are used to produce 80% of the total hieroglyphic inscriptions and you should need to learn only about 20% of the total possible vocabulary to be able to read 80% of all texts. We do not seek to be able to understand every possible Hieroglyphic text. Our focus is on the monumental inscriptions, a rather small subset of the entire literature. The goal will be to learn, or become familiar with, about 200 hieroglyphic signs and 400 words ... the signs and words you are most likely to find on the walls of temples, on stela and in tombs. We will, in general, learn them in the order of their frequency of use. That is, the signs and words you are most likely to encounter will be learned before those that are used less often. In addition, this course covers just enough grammar to give the student a good understanding of the meaning of the texts, without being concerned too much with an exact translation. A number of shortcuts and approximations are made in translations, without sacrificing essential meaning. The book includes a comprehensive sign list, a 1,500 word dictionary, answers to exercises and translation notes and shortcuts.