vijayjohn wrote:Coptic is Egyptian, though, and was largely instrumental in the decipherment of the Ancient Egyptian language, so I think having one thread where we can study and compare the two might be useful.
I feel like that would split our motivation or purpose, though. I would prefer, at least initially, to just focus on Coptic (or I guess, specifically Sahidic Coptic) and then maybe later, once we are all at a certain level, to compare the two. Doing a comparison initially is like learning modern French while simultaneously doing a comparative study to Old French. But that could just because I've never done any
study of Ancient Egyptian.
If we were to add in the purpose of comparison to this study group, which variant of Ancient Egyptian would you want to compare? According to Wikipedia, Coptic and Demotic are grammatically closely related to Late Egyptian.