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Glossing Ancient Languages

Glossing of Heinrich Brugsch (1855)

This is an open access forum on recommendations for the Interlinar Morphemic Glossing (IMG) of ancient languages.

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General recommendations[edit]

Glossing of Jean François Champollion (1836-1841)
Modern glossing of same passage

Specific recommendations for different languages[edit]

  • Glossing Akkadian: Form examples and hints.
  • Ancient Egyptian
    • Glossing Earlier Egyptian (Old Egyptian/Middle Egyptian): Form examples and hints.
    • Glossing Late Egyptian: Form examples (in preparation) and hints.
    • Glossing Demotic: Form examples (Please contribute) and hints.
    • Glossing Coptic: Form examples (in preparation) and hints.
  • Glossing Ancient Greek: Form examples (in preparation) and hints.
  • Glossing Hittite: Form examples (Please contribute) and hints.

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Examples[edit]

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