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« on: May 14, 2006, 08:29:24 AM »

Dr. Sameh Younan has recently published a fantasic beginner's guide to the Coptic language which you can read about and order from here: http://www.learncoptic.com/

Here is one short review:

“Sameh Younan’s goal is to provide an introduction to Bohairic Coptic especially for those with little formal English grammar, who may be daunted by the terminology used in traditional grammars of the Coptic language. He achieves this bu using a didactic approach which will certainly lower the threshold of worry for those wanting to learn Bohairic by self study. The author is to be congratulated for his effort, which is certain to find a large resonance among readers interested in studying the wealth of Bohairic literature in the original.”

Dr. Heike Behlmer
Lecturer in Coptic Studies
Macquarie University, Sydney
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« Reply #1 on: May 16, 2006, 03:24:17 PM »

Excellent. What, in your opinion, is the best hard-core Coptic grammar? The more German in style, the better.

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