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The Meroitic Language and Writing System


Super Savings Item! Free Shipping Included! Save 38% on the The Meroitic Language and Writing System by Cambridge University Press at Translate This Website. Hurry! Limited time offer. Offer valid only while supplies last. This book provides an introduction to the Meroitic language and writing system, which was used between circa 300 BC and 400 AD in the kingdom of Meroe, located in what is now Sudan and Egyptian Nubia. This book details advances in the understanding of Meroitic, a language that until recently was considered untranslatable. In addition to providing a full history of the script and an analysis of the phonology, grammar, and linguistic affiliation of the language it features: linguistic analyses


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This book provides an introduction to the Meroitic language and writing system, which was used between circa 300 BC and 400 AD in the kingdom of Meroe, located in what is now Sudan and Egyptian Nubia. This book details advances in the understanding of Meroitic, a language that until recently was considered untranslatable. In addition to providing a full history of the script and an analysis of the phonology, grammar, and linguistic affiliation of the language it features: linguistic analyses for those working on Nilo-Saharan comparative linguistics, paleographic tables useful to archeologists for dating purposes, and an overview of texts that can be translated or understood by way of analogy for those working on Nubian religion, history, and archaeology.

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Manufacturer:Cambridge University Press
Publisher:Cambridge University Press
Studio:Cambridge University Press
EAN:9781107008663
Item Weight:1.1 pounds
Item Size:0.87 x 8.98 x 8.98 inches
Package Weight:1.05 pounds
Package Size:6.22 x 0.94 x 0.94 inches

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