Salam and Nabad to all,
How many words can we find in the past Egyptian language that directly ties to somali? That's what we'll be finding out here inshallah. Their are a few links already with numerous words but our hope in this thread is to find exactly what role did the somali language tie to the ancient egyptians. Is it pure coincidence due to proximity or languages on the same linguistic branch. We'll figure that out here.
Keep in mind the known meanings of the hieroglyphs are directly from their pictures and the rest is guess work.
For instance, a symbol of a rectangle with an opening was considered to be a house and the stick above was noted as a coloumn.'Coloumns are large so lets say it means 'great' and the rectangle could be a house so this means 'great house'. This is where the meaning of the word 'prA'a' for a pharoah was deciphered. A bit childish no?
Here we accept Coptic was used to find the lettering for most words but that is where it's linguistic use ends.
The ancient language is an abjad meaning itcarries no vowles except a few like -oo or -uu in qooley and -ee or -ay in nabaday.
* REMINDER *
'A' is C as in Cabdullahi
'P' is always B
'Dj' Is J as in Jir
'H' is an X as in xidig
'K' Can be Q'S
'Kh' is Q
'Th' nad 'T'' can be d as in duub or Dh as in dhagax
'R' can be an L too
'Y' can be -ay or -ey
The rules are simple. Scan the list of words, find a somali equivalent and post. Write in both ENGLISH AND SOMALI and if someone cannot translate for them. Stretching is allowed only to the degree of vowels being added and the first or last letters being excluded and above all, ALL connections must be logical, relevant and applicable.
If known somali-'egyptian' words are found other than those being discussed, minus the obvious ones circlation right now, add them in. GOOD LUCK and be creative. Language is a mystery afterall.
Round 1 Names, gods and symbols
Ancient egyptian = transliteration = meaning or common name
Kppr or Hppr = Qeper = Kheper. Come into being or develop.
Bty = Bity = Bee
Ntr = Neter = Neter. Divine, god or godly
Inpw = Anupu/Anupa = Anubis
Dhwty = Djehuti = Thoth. Ibis billed God. Name for ibis in somali?
MA't = Ma'at = Balance, justice, truth and Goddes of world
order in weather and people.
Nwt = Nut or Newet = Goddess of sky based on sky symbol beside name.
PrA'a = Pra'a or perra = 'Great house' Pharaoh
Thmhu = Themehu = Word beside pale skinned man thought to be
Nhsu = Nehesu = Word beside dark skinned man thought to be
south sudanese/ nuba mountain
A'mu = Aamu = Word beside pale- yellow skinned man. Could be asian
Rth = Reth = Word beside then egyptian man. Can mean 'original' or something.
1) They -ey sound in the A. Egy hieroglyph is represented by a feather or head of a reed. Find a somali word for the reed plant, feather, or something similar.
2) Anubis is a dog. Find the somali word for the dog.