Wednesday, October 12, 2022

Revival of the Coptic language?

COPTIC WATCH: Preserving the Coptic Language. Many Egyptians are trying to revive the lingual link to their past (Lydia Wilson, New Lines Magazine).
From the hieroglyphs on the walls of tombs to the Greek letters on a keyboard today, the language of Egypt has survived — just — through millennia, expressing different belief systems and cultural norms, written in many different scripts. It has mostly endured through the Coptic Church, with its services, prayers and Sunday school lessons. But there is no doubt — as seen in Maurice’s home — that it can be used for everyday life. Whether it flourishes in this living form is down to a fringe group but one that hopes to spread the word, literally.

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