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« on: May 15, 2013, 09:04:40 PM »

For complete beginners?
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« Reply #1 on: May 15, 2013, 09:49:14 PM »

For complete beginners?
The only complete grammaire is Mallon's, and it is a reference grammar.  Do you read French? (there is an Arabic translation, but I don't know how easy it is to get-there is an incomplete pdf somewhere on line.  The French is on Google books).
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« Reply #2 on: May 15, 2013, 10:01:28 PM »

For complete beginners?
The only complete grammaire is Mallon's, and it is a reference grammar.  Do you read French? (there is an Arabic translation, but I don't know how easy it is to get-there is an incomplete pdf somewhere on line.  The French is on Google books).
I don't know French. My Father and Teta know fluent French, though. They might be able to help me put.

Fwiw, a friend of mine from Tasbeha.org recommended "So You Want To Learn Coptic" by Sameh Younan and "A Study in Bohairic Coptic" by Nabil Mattar.
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« Reply #3 on: May 17, 2013, 12:11:44 AM »

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« Reply #4 on: May 17, 2013, 11:26:42 PM »

How many years would it take to learn Coptic fluently or at the very least on an advanced level? My great grandfather knew Coptic very well.
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« Reply #5 on: May 20, 2013, 10:16:22 PM »

How many years would it take to learn Coptic fluently or at the very least on an advanced level? My great grandfather knew Coptic very well.
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« Reply #6 on: June 02, 2013, 09:20:56 PM »

How many years would it take to learn Coptic fluently or at the very least on an advanced level? My great grandfather knew Coptic very well.
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« Reply #7 on: June 02, 2013, 09:24:00 PM »

Severian,

Think you are riding a few too many horses at once?

And if you are going to try to get an answer from anyone here about learning another language, especially the language you are talking about, it is going to be skewed. You have some brilliant people around here coupled with some sorta gift for adult language acquisition.

If you ain't Isa or Romaios and company, I can't imagine getting a decent answer to your question.

If you are: 14 months.
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« Reply #8 on: June 04, 2013, 07:55:23 PM »

^Thanks for the info.

Am I riding too many horses at once (trying to learn too many languages at once, I assume?)? Perhaps, we shall see...
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« Reply #9 on: June 05, 2013, 12:18:59 AM »

^Thanks for the info.

Am I riding too many horses at once (trying to learn too many languages at once, I assume?)? Perhaps, we shall see...

And maths, etc.

Best of luck!
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