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Ancient Egyptian Language (written and oral)

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Nicole Schmidt

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By Nicole Schmidt, Katrina Perr and Katelyn Mathes Ancient Egyptian Language How did the Ancient Egyptians'
language influence everyday life
of Ancient Egypt? How did the attribute impact and help develop the ancient culture? Young people who wanted to be scribes spent years attending special schools (about 4 to 5)
Their school day was very long, and sometimes lasted from sunrise to sunset
The kids at school learning to be scribes, had harsh punishments if they were not paying attention
Only a few people learned to read/write,
These people would have a good job and respected place in society

When the Ancient Egyptians had had a writing system, they never wrote vowels, therefore, we cannot know exactly how they spoke
Coptic was written with vowels, however it is risky to conclude how earlier languages sounded because Coptic was the very last stage of the language used by Ancient Egyptians, Yes, the Ancient Egyptian language does influence us today
Without Ancient Egyptian writing, we would not know all of the observations and discoveries that they made
If we hadn't known their discoveries, it might have taken a toll on how we live our lives today
We can also make educated guesses on how people lived their lives in Ancient Egypt, based on wall carvings and artifacts with writing on them Does the Ancient Egyptian language influence us today, if so, how? The Ancient Egyptians used their hieroglyphics to tell/write stories
Hieroglyphics: the Ancient Egyptian writing system in which pictorial symbols stand for words or sounds
This is similar to how we sometimes tell/write stories today
We sometimes use pictures to help people understand what we are trying to say or what we mean Are there any aspects of this particular attribute that can relate to the way we live today? Although men usually went to scribe school, there is proof of female doctors. These women would have had to get trained as a scribe in order to read medical documents.
Scribes used reed brushes dipped in ink, that was made with minerals and water, to write on papyrus
Hieroglyphics was the earliest (known) form of Egyptian writing What are some interesting aspects of the attribute? Once the Ancient Egyptian writing system was created, scribes were needed
Scribes kept track of history in their civilization
The best of scribes helped with motivating and organizing activities
They were very useful when it came to trading with surrounding regions since they were considered experts on speaking and writing Vocabulary Terms Hieroglyphics: the Ancient Egyptian writing system in which pictorial symbols stand for words or sounds Citations Kinnaer, Jacques. "The Ancient Egypt Site." The Ancient Egypt Site. N.p., 6 July 2011. Web. 10 Jan. 2013.

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"Writing." Writing. N.p., n.d. Web. 10 Jan. 2013. <http://www.ancientegypt.co.uk/writing/explore/scribe.html>. Written: Oral: Scribe: a person, usually men, who learned to read and write Coptic: a language that represents the final stage of Ancient Egyptian language Papyrus: A kind of paper used by the Ancient Egyptians
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