SAOC 38.

The Demotic Verbal System

Janet H. Johnson

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Second Printing, with Corrections, 2004

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This grammatical study is mainly based on two texts from the Roman period (The Demotic Magical Papyrus London and Leiden, and the Mythus vom Sonnenauge) and on two from the Ptolemaic period (Setne Khaemwast I and the Instruction of 'Onchsheshonqy). The scheme of the book is explained and stresses that the major difference between Demotic and Late Egyptian is the existence of a complete system of formal categories in the former.

  • Studies in Ancient Oriental Civilization 38
  • Chicago: The University of Chicago Press, 1976
  • Pp. xv + 344; 51 tables (paperback, 6.5 x 9.5 inches)

Table of Contents

 

CONTENT

PAGE

  TABLES vii
  ABBREVIATIONS ix
  INTRODUCTION 1
  1. MORPHOLOGY 9
  SDM.F 9
  Infinitive 12
  Qualitative 16
  Imperative 20
  Adjective Verbs 21
  2. THE PRESENT TENSE 23
  Present 23
  Progressive 63
  Second Tenses 66
  Adjective Verbs 83
  3. NON-PRESENT TENSES 87
  Aorist 87
  Future 100
  Past 115
  Perfect 131
  Optative 139
  4. CLAUSE CONJUGATIONS 145
  Terminative 145
  Temporal 147
  Conditional 149
  Irrealis 170
  SDM.F As Object of the Verb D'I "To Cause" 173
  Causative Infinitive 175
  Finalis 178
  Purpose Clauses 179
  Conjunctive 181
  APPENDIX 195
  BIBLIOGRAPHY 221