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Context will usually serve to determine which of the two forms is present. 11 The , ti, of the second and third person endings in the Stative is commonly written 12 The , w, of the third person masculine singular and plural is seldom written. f Translation 'Everyone is embracing his companion,‘ Glyphs L. or D. qn, ‗embrace‘ L. snw, ‗two‘ and derivatives P. sn Arms embracing D32 Two-barbed spear head T22 L. snw, ‗two‘ and derivatives Two vertical strokes Z4A D. Duality P. y, i Two diagonal strokes Z4 Vocabulary 38 s man nb any, every, all, each.
Most verbs with four consonants in the stem, quadriliterals, are reduplicated biliteral patterns. Verbs with more than four consonants in the stem are very rare. 57 Triliteral stems , wSb, ‗answer,‘ The verbs, , anx, ‗live‘ and, , cDm, ‗hear‘ are examples of triliterals. In Egyptian i and w are referred to as weak consonants, all other consonants are strong. Triliteral stems that are composed of three different strong consonants. They are also called strong or immutable stems. ‘ , ‗he went,‘ is the The final consonant of the stem is written seldom.
D2 L. tA, ‗land‘ D. D. Dt, ‗eternity,‘ ‗serf‘ D. irrigated land, boundary L. or D. Activities involving the mouth: iAS ‗call,‘ wSb, ‗answer,‘ mri, ‗love,‘ dpt, ‗taste‘ L. nTr, ‗god‘ D. names of gods L. sbA, ‗star,‘ dwAt, ‗morning‘ D. D. sbA, dwA Flat alluvial land with grains of sand N16 Irrigation canal Man with hand to mouth N23 Cloth wound on a pole Star R8 A2 N14 L. Praise D. Adore, supplicate, show respect for: dwAnTr, ‗praise to god‘ Man with arms raised before him A30 Vocabulary Hatt bow rope rdi give, cause, place.