Egyptian leid

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Region Ancient Egyp
Era evolved into Demotic bi 600 BC, intae Coptic bi 200 AD, an wis extinct bi the 17t century or so.[1]
It survives as the leeturgical leid of the Christian Coptic Kirk.
Leid faimlie
  • Egyptian
Writin seestem hieroglyphs, cursive hieroglyphs, hieratic, demotic an Coptic (later, occasionally Arabic script in govrenment translations)
Leid codes
ISO 639-2 egy
ISO 639-3 egy (an aa cop for Coptic)
Linguasphere 11-AAA-a
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Egyptian is the auldest kent leid o Egyp an a branch o the Afroasiatic leid faimily.

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  1. The language may have survived in isolated pockets in Upper Egypt into the 19th century according to James Edward Quibell, "When did Coptic become extinct?" in Zeitschrift für ägyptische Sprache und Altertumskunde, 39 (1901), p. 87.