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21 October , 2022, 11:54:05 PM
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IPA Chart of Greco-Roman and Old-Bolhairic?
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I am currently in an MA Linguistics program and I am looking into doing some research in Coptic. However, most scholarly sources are pre-IPA (International Phonetic Alphabet) and I am looking into the pronunciation differences. While I could eventually "translate" Maher's 1975 transcriptions, I don't currently have the time to do so - so I'm hoping someone has other information.

The only exception I can find is the article from 2004 by Michael Szelog but I haven't been able to find anything about this author and their scholarly background.

Does anyone have any other sources on either the Greco-Roman or the Old-Bolhairic pronunciation? Thank you!

22 October , 2022, 01:31:11 PM
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Re: IPA Chart of Greco-Roman and Old-Bolhairic?
« Reply #1 on: 22 October , 2022, 01:31:11 PM »
Emil Maher made a PHD in Oxford about the subject (in English)

https://www.semanticscholar.org/paper/The-phonetics-and-phonology-of-the-Bo%E1%B8%A5airic-dialect-Ishak/337b8858e2d1ffc7db8b26ca6434fa61a3c35f6a#citing-papers

I can't find the actual paper but you - as a student - probably would have better access than me.

There is also Coptic sounds by
https://archive.org/details/copticsounds0000worr/page/n9/mode/2up

The Modern Pronunciation of Coptic in the Mass. By J.
DYNELEY PRINCE, Ph.D., Professor in Columbia Univer-
sity, New York City.

This u can find it in Journal of American Society (Year 1902, Volume 23 , page 289)

There is also this book
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prodromus_Coptus

Though I didn't read it myself (and probably can't because in Latin) to recommend it.

Finally there is Sulam al-samannudi which was written in the 13th century but again it's Arabic with Latin comments.

There is also the dictionary written in the 13th century "Sulam al-Samannudi" "سلم السمنودي" can be found here
https://archive.org/details/samanodi but again you'd need knowlage of either Arabic or Latin.

let me know if u need help with Arabic stuff. would be happy to help


 

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