The Intricacies of Ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphics is the book I am currently working on. Its main goal is to enable people who are complete beginners with little to no linguistic background to understand the basics of the Ancient Egyptian language. To do so, I will be avoiding difficult lingustic terms and explain terms that cannot be avoided.
The book starts with a short history lesson, wherein you will learn about the people who were the first to decipher the hieroglyphs; it then continues by teaching the writing system and we then immediately start diving right into reading actual texts written thousands of years ago. Grammar, vocabulary and unknown glyphs are explained and learned as they are needed. There will also be a number of exercises that will help you put your newly acquired knowledge to the test; solutions to them can be found at the end of the book.
Since I am an advocate for free access to knowledge for everyone, the book will be made available under a Creative Commons license (not allowing commercial usage) and the original ODT file (an open and free text document format, similar to Microsoft's DOCX; but not proprietary) will be accesible through my website for free. This file can then be used to format the book into a PDF or epub. Physical copies of the book will be sold in bookstores.
As I am unable to work on the book full-time (at most a couple of hours per week), there is no projected release date. My goal, however, is to finish the book by the end of 2019 so that I will then be able to proof-read, make some corrections and hopefully get it published soon afterwards. I am hoping to get the book up to around 150 pages (which should be easily doable, as I am already at nearly 100).
If you wish to obtain a working copy of the book, you can request one by sending me an e-mail to email@example.com. I do not guarantee that you will receive one, however, as I generally do not hand out works that I have not yet finished. If you wish to request a small overview of the book and perhaps a few samples, I will almost certainly provide those. I will also provide you with updates on how the book is coming along, but I would advise you to check out my blog (BabbleOn) before sending me an e-mail, as I post a lot of information on my book on there.
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