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Studies in Ancient Oriental Civilization (SAOC)

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SAOC 38.

The Demotic Verbal System

Janet H. Johnson

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

Revised: June 8, 2009

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