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I've found this text in a book called
A Compendious Grammar of the Egyptian Language as Contained in the Coptic, Sahidic, and ... (1863)
can be found here http://www.archive.org/details/acompendiousgra00tattgoog

Don't you just love it when Anglo-Saxon authors label the hieroglyphs equivalent to the Arabic letters Ha and Ayin (  حand  ع) as "h" and "a" ?

why would I love that?

I was being sarcastic. I meant to say that I think it is annoying when authors try to represent the phonology (the pronunciation/the sounds) of a foreign language by using sounds of their own that are not like the ones in the language. Doing this is very misleading.

they don't, they use h with (.) under it to represent ح
and they use half circle to represent ع
of course in Coptic both letters are rare anyway, but in hieroglyphics they represent those letters correctly


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