From Pharaoh's Lips: Ancient Egyptian Language in the Arabic of Today (Fascinating Peek at Egypts Linguistic Heritage) By et al Ahmad Abdel-Hamid Youssef
American University in Cairo Press | English | 2003-07-01 | ISBN: 9774247086 | 96 pages | PDF | 17 MB
From the most distant past to the modern day, some things never change - including words. The modern Egyptian Arabic dialect is one of the most distinctive in the Arabic-speaking world precisely because of its illustrious heritage from the country's ancient past. Ahmad Abdel-Hamid Youssef spends a day in the Egyptian countryside, taking note of the many expressions that once fell from the lips of the ancient Egyptians and that continue to be heard on the tongues of the modern Egyptians in their everyday speech.