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Extinct Language: Coptic

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Isamar Martinez

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Coptic Revival?
Origin of Language
History of Coptic
Longest documented history of any language

Considered the last step of evolution for the Ancient Egyptian Language

During 190 A.D., Coptic language became the standardized spoken, written grammatical, alphabetical and numerical linguistic system for Egypt.
Extinction of Coptic
Arab invasion of Egypt in 641 A.D

Coptic literacy severely declines

Became spoken language of peasants
Coptic Writing
Extinct Language: Coptic
Coptic Language
Meaning of the word "Coptic":
"E-Ka-Ptah"
E
means House
Ka
means Spirit
Ptah
means God of Old Egypt
Importance of the Coptic Language:
Original writings and teachings of several early churches were in the Coptic language, including the first Christian Monk.

The Coptic translation of the bible is considered one of the most reliable and accurate translations available.

“One of the most beautiful, most cleverly structured, and most musical languages in the world.” -
Professor Rodolphe Kasser, University of Geneva, Switzerland
By: Isamar Martinez
Dr. McClure
Bilingualism
What does Coptic Sound like?
Bibliography
The Coptic Alphabet Song:
http://www.christian-egypt.com/CopticLanguage.htm
http://www.coptic.org/language/stshenouda1.htm
http://www.egyptindependent.com/news/extinction-language-pharaohs
http://anthro-ling.blogspot.com/2009/11/will-coptic-language-rise-again-portion.html
http://www.love-egypt.com/coptic-language.html
https://copticliterature.wordpress.com/2012/08/06/is-coptic-dead-if-biblical-hebrew-wasnt-dead-and-it-indeed-wasnt-then-coptic-isnt/
http://www.omniglot.com/writing/coptic.htm
http://scienceblogs.com/neurophilosophy/2007/09/19/my-language-is-on-the-brink-of/
http://www.suscopts.org/deacons/coptic/FT-Coptic%20Language-Lectures.pdf
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coptic_language
http://www.ancientscripts.com/coptic.html
http://wiscopts.net/spiritual-library/coptic-culture/73
http://www.usc.edu/dept/LAS/arc/nagham/coptdevelop1.htm
http://www.coptica.ch/Satzinger_copticlanguage.pdf
http://www.coptic.org/language/boulosayad.htm
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