Egyptian hieroglyphics B

lglor1622  2020-2021  Louvain-la-Neuve

Egyptian hieroglyphics B
Due to the COVID-19 crisis, the information below is subject to change, in particular that concerning the teaching mode (presential, distance or in a comodal or hybrid format).
5 credits
30.0 h
Q1 and Q2

  This biannual learning unit is not being organized in 2020-2021 !

Lurson Benoît;
Main themes
An initiation into Middle Egyptian, the classic language of pharaonic Egypt.
Alternately with LGLOR1621, this course is given to two distinct groups of students according to their level.
For the level 1 (beginners), it deals with hieroglyphic writing, basic vocabulary, the nominal morphology and the non-verbal sentences syntax.'
For the level 2, it deals with the verbal morphology, the verbal sentences syntax, as well as a translation, with commentary, of a classic literary text.

At the end of this learning unit, the student is able to :

1 At the end of this course, which implies following the course LGLOR1621 also, the student will be capable of reading, transliterating and translating a hieroglyphic text in Middle Egyptian of average difficulty. In order to achieve this goal, he will have acquired the essential writing signs, the basic vocabulary, and the necessary grammatical structures.
Middle Egyptian is the classic language of pharaonic Egypt as used in the first half of the 2nd millennium, from the Middle Kingdom to the beginnings of the New Kingdom.
Level 1.1: [...].
Level 1.2: the course goes into the morphology of verbs (roots, infinitives, participles, suffix forms …), as well as the syntax of verbal sentences. To this is added a translation, with commentary, of the Tale of the Shipwrecked Sailorand a discovery of the hieroglyphic captions accompanying carved scenes.
Claude Obsomer, Égyptien hiéroglyphique, Bruxelles, Safran, 2009 (DVD interactif, grammaire et cahier d'exercices).
Faculty or entity

Programmes / formations proposant cette unité d'enseignement (UE)

Title of the programme
Bachelor in Ancient Languages and Literatures: Oriental Studies

Minor in Antiquity: Egypt, Eastern World, Greece, Rome