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“Well, I have been assimilaed into the Apple collective; I am now the owner of an iBook. My previous computer was named <tt>khem</tt>, which is Egyptian for "black". My current computer is <tt>amsu</tt>, Egyptian for "black mud". Well, now, I have an assignment for teh Interweb; I need to know what the Egyptian for words like opal, or alabaster, or white is. Anybody know what they are, please comment. Thank you!”

Transcribed by: jimtbari
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jimtbari From: jimtbari Date: March 1st, 2006 11:02 am (UTC) (Link)
Bah, stupid transcription box not understanding >tt> tags. I could hear Mark saying his computers' names in monospace! (Although I didn't try to transcribe the spelling; that would just be silly.)
jimtbari From: jimtbari Date: March 1st, 2006 11:04 am (UTC) (Link)
And my pre-coffee visualization of fish eating other fish failed me. I meant <tt>, of course.
fallenpegasus From: fallenpegasus Date: March 1st, 2006 06:02 pm (UTC) (Link)
And the winner is hedj, which means "white".
fallenpegasus From: fallenpegasus Date: March 1st, 2006 08:50 pm (UTC) (Link)
No. Too close to hadj, meaning the Islamic pilgrammege.

I think instead alabaster, Ss[.t], transliterated is shese.
From: neocuriosity Date: March 2nd, 2006 04:39 am (UTC) (Link)
Well. Since you asked.

Egyptian is a dialect of Arabic. The differences are mostly in pronunciation and colloquialisms. Basics like numbers and colors are the same.

"aswaad" means "black color, black, blackness"

"bayaad" means "white, whiteness, whitewash"

I suspect, from the words above, that you mean some other version of Egyptian.
fallenpegasus From: fallenpegasus Date: March 2nd, 2006 05:34 pm (UTC) (Link)
Old Eygptian, back when Arabia didn't exist, and instead the nations and languages from that part of the world were Babylon and Sumeria.
papertygre From: papertygre Date: March 2nd, 2006 07:00 am (UTC) (Link)
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