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Egyptian Proper Names and Loanwords in North-West Semitic (review)

Egyptian Proper Names and Loanwords in North-West Semitic (review) EGYPTIAN PROPER NAMES AND LOANWORDS IN NORTHWEST SEMITIC. By Yoshiyuki Muchiki. SBLDS 153. pp. xxv + 357. Atlanta, GA: Scholars Press, 1999. Cloth, $48.00. This book is the publication of Muchiki's dissertation, completed at the University of Liverpool in 1990 under K. A. Kitchen and A. R. Millard. Its purpose is to establish the phonetic correspondences between NorthWest Semitic languages and ancient Egyptian. Previous studies in this field have often focused on this problem by looking at Egyptian representations of Semitic words. The correspondences have been assumed to be reversible, but this is not always the case. Muchiki notes, for example, that Egyptian scribes used l to represent Semitic 0, but Semitic scribes did not use 0 for Egyptian I.. This study, therefore, attempts to catalogue Egyptian proper names and loanwords that appear in North-West Semitic, in order to establish the phonological correspondences from that side. Muchiki suggests that the results of this study will provide useful information in four areas of interest to philologists. The first three results are standard: (1) revealing diachronic changes in the Egyptian sound values over time, (2) isolating phonetic values in Semitic, and (3) increasing our knowledge of the meaning of certain http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Hebrew Studies National Association of Professors of Hebrew

Egyptian Proper Names and Loanwords in North-West Semitic (review)

Hebrew Studies , Volume 41 (1) – Oct 5, 2000

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EGYPTIAN PROPER NAMES AND LOANWORDS IN NORTHWEST SEMITIC. By Yoshiyuki Muchiki. SBLDS 153. pp. xxv + 357. Atlanta, GA: Scholars Press, 1999. Cloth, $48.00. This book is the publication of Muchiki's dissertation, completed at the University of Liverpool in 1990 under K. A. Kitchen and A. R. Millard. Its purpose is to establish the phonetic correspondences between NorthWest Semitic languages and ancient Egyptian. Previous studies in this field have often focused on this problem by looking at Egyptian representations of Semitic words. The correspondences have been assumed to be reversible, but this is not always the case. Muchiki notes, for example, that Egyptian scribes used l to represent Semitic 0, but Semitic scribes did not use 0 for Egyptian I.. This study, therefore, attempts to catalogue Egyptian proper names and loanwords that appear in North-West Semitic, in order to establish the phonological correspondences from that side. Muchiki suggests that the results of this study will provide useful information in four areas of interest to philologists. The first three results are standard: (1) revealing diachronic changes in the Egyptian sound values over time, (2) isolating phonetic values in Semitic, and (3) increasing our knowledge of the meaning of certain

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Published: Oct 5, 2000

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