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Would anyone like to learn Middle Ancient Egyptian (and Egyptian hieroglyphs)?

UPDATE: Hey guys, Lesson 1 is already up!

Hi guys, I'm a big fan of dead languages and tried to self-teach myself some Middle Ancient Egyptian. For those who don't really know much about the language, it is spoken in Ancient Egypt around 2000BC for around 7 centuries since the Middle Kingdom of Egypt. The reason I want to teach this because it is the most well-documented variant and has been studied extensively by Egyptologists (where I got my textbook from).

Personally I have been facinated by Egyptian culture and history as a child (after being semi-traumatised by watching the Mummy back then).

Do comment and let me know if you want this to be a thing! (I'm aware that my schedule is pretty tight but I'll try type up some lessons.)

The Hall of Judgement depicted in the Book of the Dead:

EDIT: Hi guys, I've written up the first lesson, however when I copied and pasted it onto the post, only parts of it is published but not the whole thing. I'm not sure why this happened but if it is not resolved I doubt I can start :/

EDIT 2: Turns out that the forum doesn't like emojis so I've removed them and the lesson is up now! Link

November 11, 2019

76 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Nejla305

Huh, what a great idea, I must admit I've never thought of it (and I do like everything about Ancient Egypt). Duolingo could make a course, I mean if there's Latin why not another ''dead'' language? :)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/CommieCookie

If there's enough of a target audience, I don't see why they wouldn't ;)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/PenelopeNe6

I want that to be a thing!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/SmashCookie

Is that the god Thot in there about to weight the heart of the guy? Thot's no ticc at all tho. Are we going to start a mystical journey across acient wisdom contained in sacred texts from a distant past? Are we going to learn important lessons about friendship and good always prevailing over evil as in most movie adventures?

omg yess yess I want to, even if we'll only learn a few basic things about MAE for some weird reason -not yugi oh related- I have always been fascinated by the Egyptian culture and mythology even more than that of the Greeks and Mesopotamians

ps: товарищ, pls tell me you'll take the private means of cookie production and unite all the cookie workers of the world.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/CommieCookie

Скоро, товарищ, скоро.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Dark_Omega6

Actually, Anubis (aka Inpu) weighs the heart against the Feather of Truth. Thoth (aka Djehuti) is just there to write down the results.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/GingerSnap04

I would absolutely LOVE this!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/vinter_dove

YES! I'm currently studying Art History and this would be perfect, since Ancient Egypt is one of my favorite topics.


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