List of figures; Preface; Lesson 1. Language and writing; Lesson 2. The sounds of Middle Egyptian; Lesson 3. Multiliteral signs; Lesson 4. Nouns; Lesson 5. Pronouns; Lesson 6. Adjectives; Lesson 7. Adjectival and nominal sentences; Lesson 8. Prepositions and adverbs; Lesson 9. Numbers; Lesson 10. Adverbial sentences; Lesson 11. Nonverbal sentences; Lesson 12. Nonverbal clauses; Lesson 13. Verbs; Lesson 14. The infinitival forms; Lesson 15. The pseudoverbal construction; Lesson 16. The imperative and particles; Lesson 17. The stative; Lesson 18. The perfect; Lesson 19. The subjunctive; Lesson 20. The perfective and imperfective; Lesson 21. The prospective and passive; Lesson 22. The other forms of the suffix conjugation; Lesson 23. The participles; Lesson 24. The relative forms; Lesson 25. Special uses of the relative forms; Lesson 26. Middle Egyptian grammar; Sign list; Dictionary; Answers to the exercises; Index.
An introduction to the writing system of ancient Egypt and the language of hieroglyphic texts, including lessons and exercises.
James P. Allen is the Wilbour Professor of Egyptology at Brown University. He is a former curator of Egyptian Art at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York and President of the International Association of Egyptologists. His previous publications include Genesis in Egypt: The Philosophy of Ancient Egyptian Creation Accounts (1989), The Heqanakht Papyri (2002), and The Ancient Egyptian Pyramid Texts (2005).