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Egyptian Grammar: Being an Introduction to the Study of Hieroglyphs (1927)

by Sir Alan Henderson Gardiner

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Although the first edition of the study appeared over seventy years ago, Gardiner's Egyptian Grammar remains the most comprehensive presentation of Middle Egyptian available, and is still an essential reference tool for all advanced work in the language. The latest, third, edition, appeared in 1957 and is now in its tenth reprinting. After each new element of grammar the learner is given a set of exercises, and the book also contains useful resources such as a list of hieroglyphic signs and information about the development of the language.… (more)
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This is the most comprehensive Middle Egyptian grammar (save perhaps Borghouts, which I have not looked at in any detail). It is very easy to read, contains a number of excellent exercises, has comprehensive cross-references, and is well indexed. It is quite old - see, e.g., chapter 26 of Allen's Middle Egyptian for an outline of the anachronisms of Gardiner. ( )
  seshenibi | May 1, 2020 |
An introduction to the study of hieroglyphs. Although the first edition of the study appeared over seventy years ago, Gardiner's Egyptian Grammar remains the most comprehensive presentation of Middle Egyptian available, and is still an essential reference tool for all advanced work in the language. The latest, third, edition, appeared in 1957 and is now in its tenth reprinting. After each new element of grammar the learner is given a set of exercises,... ( )
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  Tutter | Feb 17, 2015 |
Gardiner's most important contribution to the study of Ancient Egyptian language was his charting of the hieroglyphs into classes based on the item portrayed in the glyph. A must-have book for the serious student of hieroglyphs. ( )
  drj | Jan 24, 2007 |
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Although the first edition of the study appeared over seventy years ago, Gardiner's Egyptian Grammar remains the most comprehensive presentation of Middle Egyptian available, and is still an essential reference tool for all advanced work in the language. The latest, third, edition, appeared in 1957 and is now in its tenth reprinting. After each new element of grammar the learner is given a set of exercises, and the book also contains useful resources such as a list of hieroglyphic signs and information about the development of the language.

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