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03 April , 2019, 02:50:25 pm
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Re: Classical Coptic Pronunciation
« Reply #45 on: 03 April , 2019, 02:50:25 pm »
Wikipedia is open to public, so it does not matter whose idea is that. Coptic language is tackled from various approaches:
01. Archaeological/Historical: Coptic language is treated as a historical language that is important for understanding manuscripts, esp. Bible, apocrypha, gnosticism, and patristic works
02. Religious: Coptic language is understood as the language of the Coptic chants and hymns where understanding it helps praying with understanding
03. Nationalistic: some find Coptic a symbol of nationalism eg Al-Umma Al-Qibtya (till 1950's), Claudius Labib and others.