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09 December , 2011, 08:44:08 pm
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Romanized Coptic Words
« on: 09 December , 2011, 08:44:08 pm »
Hello friends, I'm currently working on a creative writing project and I'd like to include Coptic words in my story.  If you can, please provide a romanized version of any of the words listed.  Thank you for your time.

Ocean
Sea
Bay
Harbor
Red
Blue
Green
Black
Yellow
Silver
Gold
White
Sand
Desert
Wind
Quiet
Silent
Strong
Wild
Happy
Good
Sorrow
Anger
Rage
High
Low
Big
Small
Under
Over
Far
Near
Mountain
Pyramid
Temple
Divine
Holy
Dog
Wolf
Beast
Honor/Honorable
Gentle
Mighty
Grand
Hill
Storm
Cloak
Clothes
Coast
Fish
Whale
Boat
Blood
Order/Organization/Group
Kingdom
House

Also, if there are any popular names & surnames amongst Coptic people, I'd like to hear them as well.  Thanks again.

09 December , 2011, 11:17:09 pm
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Re: Romanized Coptic Words
« Reply #1 on: 09 December , 2011, 11:17:09 pm »
Hello friends, I'm currently working on a creative writing project and I'd like to include Coptic words in my story.  If you can, please provide a romanized version of any of the words listed.  Thank you for your time.

Ocean
Sea    joom
Bay
Harbor
Red
Blue
Green
Black
Yellow
Silver
Gold
White
Sand
Desert
Wind   bnewma (also means spirit)
Quiet
Silent
Strong
Wild
Happy
Good     agatos
Sorrow
Anger
Rage
High
Low
Big
Small
Under
Over
Far
Near
Mountain   ta-ou
Pyramid
Temple
Divine
Holy   owaab
Dog
Wolf
Beast
Honor/Honorable       taio
Gentle
Mighty
Grand    nishti
Hill   kalamfa-ou
Storm
Cloak
Clothes
Coast
Fish
Whale    kitos
Boat
Blood     cnof
Order/Organization/Group    tagma
Kingdom      metouro
House   ej

Also, if there are any popular names & surnames amongst Coptic people, I'd like to hear them as well.  Thanks again.

I might have some of these wrong so I hope anyone can correct me.

Good luck with your creative writing project.

10 December , 2011, 04:29:59 pm
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Re: Romanized Coptic Words
« Reply #2 on: 10 December , 2011, 04:29:59 pm »
ok for pronunciation I will use
(u) for short a as in run
(aa) for long a as in ran away
(a) for a as in jar
(w) for o as in vote
(o) for short o as in rod
(ou) for long o as in wood
(kh) as in german word Buch
j is pronounced as english j as in george

Ocean
Sea y(o)m
Bay
Harbor le-m(aa)n (ⲗⲩⲙⲏⲛ) greek word
Red tr(u)sh-r(w)sh
Blue
Green w(ou)d-ou(u)t
Black k(aa)m
Yellow
Silver h(a)t
Gold n(ou)b
White ou(w)bsh
Sand sh(w)  [same as english word show]
Desert sh(a)-fa
Wind t(aa)(ou)
Quiet h(ou)-r(w)-(ou)
Silent how that is different from quite, please put in a sentense
Strong j(w)-re [ j(w) here has same pronunciation as english word jaw ]
Wild [ put in a sentense ]
Happy r(a)-she
Good n(a)-n(u)f
Sorrow emk(a)h en h(aa)t [ litrally, pain of heart ]
Anger em-b(o)n ⲙⲃⲟⲛ
Rage
High [ put in a sentense ]
Low [ put in a sentense ]
Big nish-de
Small kou-je
Under c(a)-b(u)s(aa)t
Over c(a)-psh(w)i
Far (ou)(aa)(ou)
Near (kh)(u)nt
Mountain d(w)-(ou)
Pyramid
Temple (u)r-p(u)i
Divine [put in a sentense]
Holy  ou(a)b
Dog (ou)-h(o)r [plural (ou)-h(w)r]
Wolf (ou)(w)nsh
Beast d(u)b-na [notice that beast here could also mean domestic animal]
Honor d(a)-io
Gentle r(u)m-r(a)(ou)sh
Mighty r(u)m-en-j(o)m
Grand
Hill t(a)l
Storm c(a)r(a)-t(aa)(ou)
Cloak [ put in a sentense ]
Clothes h(ou)(w)c
Coast 
Fish d(u)bt
Whale
Boat j(o)i
Blood sn(o)f
Order/Organization/Group [ put in a sentense ]
Kingdom m(u)d-(ou)r(o)
House (aa)y

please not that this is all in Bohairic dialect, also pronunciation provided is as close as possible to the original pronunciation and it differes from the way the church pronounce it today

10 December , 2011, 04:30:55 pm
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Re: Romanized Coptic Words
« Reply #3 on: 10 December , 2011, 04:30:55 pm »
when you finish your work please let us know,
we would love to advertise for it in our forum ;)

10 December , 2011, 05:04:05 pm
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Re: Romanized Coptic Words
« Reply #4 on: 10 December , 2011, 05:04:05 pm »
Ageptoc: u did a good job, but you used greek words instead of it Coptic equivilent

also regarding the common names:
be-sh(w)y the heigh one (male name)
p(a)(kh)(w)m the eagle (male name)
she-noud(aa) son of god [ sahidic word ] (male name)
(u)r(aa)-da Virtue (female name) [ not very common these days]
pim-(ou)(aa) the lion (male name)
ba-bnouda (of God, belongs to God)

11 December , 2011, 01:07:35 pm
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Re: Romanized Coptic Words
« Reply #5 on: 11 December , 2011, 01:07:35 pm »
Busiri is not familiar Egyptian name
are you sure it is not basili (which is more common)? if so it is a Greek name http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Basil_%28name%29
otherwise I can not help since it is the first time I hear this name in my life

regarding to your story
whenever its ready please let us know where we can find it ;)

11 December , 2011, 07:09:38 pm
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Re: Romanized Coptic Words
« Reply #6 on: 11 December , 2011, 07:09:38 pm »
he called Busiri after his village (Busir)