Has the Egyptian language improved since ancient Egypt?
Improvements in the Egyptian Language Since Antiquity:
The languages spoken in Egypt, Syria, and Iraq when they were converted to Islam in its first centuries—mainly Greek and Aramaic—were replaced by Arabic, especially after the Ummayyad caliphs decided in the 8th century that it would be the official language of the realm. An important exception was Iran, where Farsi continued to be the national language; while other countries that were gradually converted through trade and cultural contact retained their own languages, and adopted Arabic for reading the Quran.
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Because the language spoken in ancient Egypt gradually changed between the 4th and 1st millennia BCE, scholars differentiate between Old Egyptian,...
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fromChapter 3 / Lesson 7
In this lesson, we will discuss some of the major achievements of ancient Egypt, including its unification by King Menes, the pyramids, hieroglyphics, and the Egyptian calendar.