I am really resisting the urge to cosplay Uta (Tokyo Ghoul) but I dont think I’m skinny enough for him ><
tangopup - I totally get where you’re coming from with that. //inregardstoyourcommentonsocialjustice
"Body positivity is bad cause it’s glorifying obesity"
okay but like, whatever?? sorry for thinking that 9 year old girls going on diets and wanting liposuction is a bigger deal than fat girls in crop tops??
This is just a terrific language course. In fact, it’s one of the best I’ve seen for any language, at least if you like traditional-style courses with one-chapter-per-grammar-feature and lots of exercises. Apparently, it was originally based on a class for enthusiastic amateurs, and so it assumes little prior knowledge of grammar.
It’s also a great reference when translating. For example, there’s a great list of common particles from the second edition:
The third edition has some interesting changes. In particular, they collapse all the nearly-identical sDm=f forms into a few much-simpler forms:
Most importantly, the treatment of the verb has been greatly simplified in three respects. As discussed in Essay 26, scholarship in the past few years has cast doubt on two fundamental assumptions of previous grammatical studies of Middle Egyptian enshrined in the first two editions of this book: that gemination is an inflectional feature, that meaning and usage are critical indices for identifying forms of the sDm.f, and that the sDm.f and sDm.n.f have nominal/relative as well as regular forms. This edition treats gemination as a lexical feature and relies primarily on written forms for analyzing the verb. As a result, the four participles described in the first two editions have been reduced to two and the seven forms of the active and passive sDm.f have been reinterpreted as one active and one passive; this brings the Middle Egyptian verbal system more in line with that of later stages of the language, and should make it much easier for beginning students to comprehend. In addition, nominal/relative uses of the sDm.f and sDm.n.f are treated as a feature of syntax rather than inflection.
As an amateur, I’ve never really understood the evidence supporting the existence of all those nearly-identical verb forms. I can’t wait to flip through the third edition.
If you’re looking for a comprehensive Egyptian course for English speakers, I don’t think you can much better than this.
Agreed, James Allen is a great tool to use for those who wish to learn Middle Egyptian independently. I’ve used his book in the past, and it’s easy to use … especially when it comes to those spesky sDm=f verbal forms.
the guy who co-founded the challenge died in a diving accident, not from doing the challenge.
and you have to go through the bad to get to the good. i get that seeing it all the time is tiresome. i want to know what is going on tho. in 20 years, i might be teaching this to kids who, at this moment, haven’t been born yet. i just don’t reblog anything.
maybe try to follow more positive blogs for now? kitties and puppies and stuff. flowers. maybe silly things.
I know about that guy, but apparently someone else died - heard about it Monday morning. im not 100% sure on the details.
but yeah, you certainly do have to go through the bad to get to the good - have done that personally. and I get that you want to know enough to pass it through future generations - they’re our future … and I hope they handle things a lot better than the leaders of today do.
i might do that, post up a whole heap of egyptology stuff or astronomy stuff that im studying or just avoid my personal for a bit.