A compendious grammar of the Egyptian language as contained by Henry Tattam

By Henry Tattam

Excerpt from A Compendious Grammar of the Egyptian Language: As inside the Coptic, Sahidic, and Bashmuric Dialects; including Alphabets and Numerals within the Hieroglyphic and Enchorial Characters

In Rawlinson's Herodotus are the next observations. The Egyptian Language could, from its grammar, seem to declare a Semitic starting place, however it is just not considered one of that kinfolk, just like the Arabic, Hebrew.

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112). They have either an identifier and an identified or a carrier and an attribute. 4. 6. As previously I have emboldened the percentages that seem worth commenting on. 5 shows how the winter word sequences are distributed across clauses containing Material, Relational or other processes. 6 shows how Material and Relational processes are distributed across clauses containing the winter word sequences. Because we are looking only at clause-initial instances of the winter expressions, the data are fewer and any conclusions drawn must be tentative.

Meaning 29 The issues raised by these data for sixty and reason are similar to those we have already considered. We have the same posited relationship between collocation and association and, to some extent, the same possibility of intertextual matching, though there are grounds for seeing this as a potential point of contrast with semantic association. Pragmatic association can be studied from two directions. On the one hand we can look at the operation of pragmatic factors on data of particular kinds, as do Partington and Morley (2002), Partington (2003, 2004), Garcia and Drescher (2003) and Pinna (2003).

12 . . disability is not a natural and inevitable consequence of old age. Unsurprisingly, perhaps, given the size of the group, the ‘logic’ adjectives can, with a little ingenuity, be further divided into three sub-classes (rather as cause has a semantic association of ‘disease’ which is a sub-class of the association of ‘bad things’ noted by Stubbs). The distinction between the sub-classes is not watertight but has, I hope, value all the same. The first sub-class refers to necessity (unavoidable, inevitable, inexorable, inescapable, and so on); instances 8 and 9 illustrate this sub-class.

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