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Table 1. Transliteration of Coptic alphabetic signs

ɖ a

Η ê

Ν n

Τ t

ϣ š

Β b

Θ th

ο ks

(Ο)ɤ (o)u, y

ϥ f

Γ g

(ε)Ι (e)i

ο o

Φ ph

ϩ h

Δ d

Κ k

Π p

χ kh


ε e

λ l

ρ r

ψ ps

ϫ č

ʐ z

Γ{?} m

ɼ s

ω ô

ϭ c

1. Historical setting and sources

The encounter of Egyptian natives with the Arabs and Arabic in 641 C.E. was the starting point of cultural as well as linguistic d…

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Sebastian Richter, “Coptic”, in: Encyclopedia of Arabic Language and Linguistics, Managing Editors Online Edition: Lutz Edzard, Rudolf de Jong. Consulted online on 28 February 2021 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1570-6699_eall_EALL_COM_0070>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004177024, 20090831

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