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12 August , 2007, 09:39:15 pm
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Offline stmonkeydoom

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Quick dialect question
« on: 12 August , 2007, 09:39:15 pm »
OK, so I read the article about Grekobohairic versus true Bohairic, and it said at the end that sometimes true bohairic is mistakenly called Sahidic, which leads me to a question. If a book or article says its teaching Sahidic, then is it usually actually teaching old bohairic? And when something says it teaches Bohairic, does it usually mean old bohairic or greko-bohairic?

12 August , 2007, 09:57:32 pm
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Re: Quick dialect question
« Reply #1 on: 12 August , 2007, 09:57:32 pm »
GreekoBohairic and True Bohairic are exactly the same in writing (spelling) and grammar the ONLY difference is in the letter(s) pronunciation

For example
Ⲡⲉⲛⲓⲱⲧ ⲉⲧϧⲉⲛ ⲛⲓⲫⲏⲟⲩⲓ (our father who is in the heaven)
in GreekoBohairic you pronounce this like that "Pen-Iwt et-khen-ni-fi-ou-we"
While the original pronunciation is (True Bohairic) "ban-iwt ad-khan-ni-fawe" the first three "A" are short while the last one is long

while Sahidic dialect is different in Spelling, Grammar and some letter pronunciation
so our father who is in the heaven is written like that in sahidic
Ⲡⲉⲛⲉⲓⲱⲧ ⲉⲧϩⲉⲛ ⲛⲓⲙⲡⲏⲟⲩⲉ

21 February , 2009, 04:45:02 pm
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23 February , 2009, 10:56:39 pm
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Re: Quick dialect question
« Reply #3 on: 23 February , 2009, 10:56:39 pm »
any text that contains the letter khai ϧ (q) is in Bohairic dialect because this letter is not used in shaidic
Hope that will make it easy for u to distinguish

24 February , 2009, 08:52:17 pm
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Re: Quick dialect question
« Reply #4 on: 24 February , 2009, 08:52:17 pm »
Thank you very much.
As far as I can judge from you explanation this dictionary (http://www.angelfire.com/art/wafikadly/coptic_excel.zip) represents Bohairic:
ⲓϧ = demon .

25 February , 2009, 12:04:32 am
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Re: Quick dialect question
« Reply #5 on: 25 February , 2009, 12:04:32 am »
for the excel file, it is in sahidic dialect
didn't check the reset