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 Message 9 of 21
09 August 2012 at 10:05pm | IP Logged 
Thanks again emk! I'm looking forward to learning these signs, once I figure out how to import the files. I'm also having a lot of fun with the Assimil course, and it brought a smile to my face to immediately understand the transliterated words you mentioned above, as well as see their hieroglyphs flash before my minds eye! :)
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 Message 10 of 21
10 August 2012 at 1:09pm | IP Logged 
Carry on Cleo: Week 3

Total hours of study so far: 6 (Assimil's "L'Égyptien hiéroglyphique", rebooting with another methodology)

As things have been incredibly busy over the last week, I've been hitting the sack late each night without even a second's thought for bedtime reading. This is to be expectected however; the "Carry on Cleo" project isn't about aiming for consistency in study (like I'm hoping to achieve in Latin), but rather, filling in a small portion of my "dead time" (unused hours) with an otherwise cool "dead language" from time to time.

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 Message 11 of 21
17 August 2012 at 12:19pm | IP Logged 
Carry on Cleo: Week 4

Total hours of study so far: 10 (Assimil's "L'Égyptien hiéroglyphique", 12/101 chapters started, 8 completed)

I'm really enjoying this book and am learning all kinds of interesting little facts along the way. For example, I discovered only yesterday that the word "paper" originates from a distortion of the Ancient Egyptian words for "royal plant"!

Edited by Teango on 17 August 2012 at 12:19pm

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 Message 12 of 21
17 August 2012 at 4:54pm | IP Logged 
I'm really liking it, too.

Yesterday evening, my wife and I went for a 20-minute stroll, chatting in French, and I
taught her km p.t, and why Egypt was km.t and foreign countries were
dšr.t. It's so cool learning a non-Indo-European language!
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 Message 13 of 21
20 August 2012 at 1:14pm | IP Logged 
@emk
Snap! (lol) I said pretty much the same thing to my wife only last week, although I don't think she was quite as excited as I was with this colourful discovery. ;)

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 Message 14 of 21
20 August 2012 at 1:50pm | IP Logged 
My wife is a native French speaker who has always been fascinated by ancient Egypt. So we
can actually geek out about this stuff together. :-)

You know, we can't really use French as a private language, because there's always
somebody who knows it. But Egyptian? Now there's an idea.
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 Message 15 of 21
24 August 2012 at 4:57pm | IP Logged 
Carry on Cleo: Week 5

Total hours of study so far: 10 (Assimil's "L'Égyptien hiéroglyphique", 12/101 chapters started, 8 completed)

With all the preparations for the big move next week, I've been simply too exhausted to do any additional bedtime reading at the end of each day. In fact, I don't even have a bedside lamp or bed anymore...it's all packed away in long-term storage (lol). You'll be glad to hear though that I threw out some clothing to make room for the Assimil course in my suitcase (that's me getting my priorities right). ;)

Edited by Teango on 28 August 2012 at 9:43am

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 Message 16 of 21
07 April 2013 at 3:40am | IP Logged 
Week 1 (2013)

Lesson (Assimil): 10 / 101

It's been 7 months since I dug up any new hieroglyphics, and once again the temptation to do a little Middle Egyptian bedtime reading has crept up and overpowered me like some ancient magical curse. Starting anew from the first lesson of Assimil's "L'Égyptien hiéroglyphique", I'm somehow already up to lesson 10 over the last week. My method is much simpler this time around as well: I read the hieroglyphics for each chapter 3 times (using the parallel text and transliteration where needed earlier on in the game), and skim some of the French notes along the way. I'm not sure whether these nighttime wander-ings are going to last for long, but whilst they do, I'll keep you updated of any progress. ;)


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