Coptic Eternal Pi

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By Omniglot

The Coptic alphabet is variant of the Demotic form of the Egyptian script. The Coptic alphabet came into being during the 3rd century BC after the Greek conquest of Egypt and the subsequent spread of Christianity.

The name ‘Coptic’ derives from the Greek word for Egyptian: Aigyptioi which became Qibt in Arabic and then was Latinised to become Copt.

Used to write

Coptic, a member of the Egyptian branch of the Afro-Asiatic language family and a descendant of the Ancient Egyptian language. Coptic was an official language in Egypt until around the 13th Century AD, when it was replaced by Arabic. Nowadays Coptic Christians all speak Arabic as their every day language, but use Coptic in their religious ceremonies.

Coptic alphabet

Coptic alphabet


Notes

  • veeta = [b] at the beginning of a word, [v] elsewhere.
  • ghamma = [ŋ] after a double seema, [g] elsewhere.
  • delta = [d] in names, [ð] elsewhere.
  • tav = [d] after nei, [t] elsewhere.
  • epsilon = [v] after alpha or ei, [u] after short o, [ɪ] elsewhere.
  • jinkim splits words into separate syllables when attached to the letter ei and followed by a consonant

Source: http://www.copticchurch.net/coptic_fonts/alphabet.html

Source: http://www.omniglot.com/writing/coptic.htm

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2 comments on “Coptic Eternal Pi

  1. Marcia Simpson-James says:

    Thank you very much, My daughter! At last someone proves that dark-skin equates with the highest Order of the educated. Have no fear, Black is beautiful, from head to toe. The gift is to know, that we were always to top of tree, the root and the branch. We were never inferior or uneducated. All Roads lead upwards to Black. All the most educated whites, with the most expensive education know this. If I were white, I would want to be , dark-skinned Black. We are lucky, we already bathed in the confidence of knowing that we already are! Keep up the good work My Sister. My Our brothers and Sisters begin to see the Light, and come to the Right side.

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