Coptic for All

Coptic for All

Level 3: Lesson 1

Personal pronouns

I ⲁⲛⲟⲕ

ⲁⲛⲟⲕ is the Coptic pronoun for singular first person “I” - examples:
+ ⲧⲁϩⲓⲣⲏⲛⲏ ⲁⲛⲟⲕ ϯϯ ̀ⲙⲙⲟⲥ ⲛⲱⲧⲉⲛ = My peace I will give to you
+ ⲁⲛⲟⲕ ⲡⲉ ϯⲁⲛⲁⲥⲧⲁⲥⲓⲥ ⲛⲉⲙ ⲡⲓⲱⲛϧ = I am the resurrection and the life

you (m sing)
ⲛ̀ⲑⲟⲕ

ⲛ̀ⲑⲟⲕ is the Coptic pronoun for “you” (as masculine singular second-person) - examples:
+ ⲛ̀ⲑⲟⲕ ⲡⲉ Ⲡⲓⲭⲣⲓⲥⲧⲟⲥ ⲡ̀ϣⲏⲣⲓ ⲙ̀Ⲫ̀ⲛⲟⲩϯ = You are the Christ, the son of God
+ ⲛ̀ⲑⲟⲕ ⲡⲉ ⲡⲉⲛⲛⲟⲩϯ ⲁⲛⲛⲁϩϯ ⲉ̀ⲣⲟⲕ = You are our God, we believed in you

you (f sing)
ⲛ̀ⲑⲟ

ⲛ̀ⲑⲟ is the Coptic pronoun for “you” (as feminine singular second-person) - examples:
+ ⲛ̀ⲑⲟ ⲧⲉ ϯϣⲟⲩⲣⲏ = You are the censer
+ ⲛ̀ⲑⲟ ⲑ̀ⲙⲁⲩ ⲙ̀Ⲫ̀ⲛⲟⲩϯ = You are the mother of God

He ⲛ̀ⲑⲟϥ

ⲛ̀ⲑⲟϥ is the Coptic pronoun for “he” (as masculine singular third-person) - examples:
+ ⲛ̀ⲑⲟϥ ⲡⲉ Ⲫ̀ⲛⲟⲩϯ ⲛ̀ⲧⲉ ⲛⲉⲛⲓⲟϯ = He is the God of our fathers
+ ⲁⲛⲟⲕ ⲉⲧⲁⲓϯⲱⲙⲥ ⲛⲱⲧⲉⲛ ϧⲉⲛ ⲟⲩⲙⲱⲟⲩ ⲛ̀ⲑⲟϥ ⲇⲉ ϥ̀ⲛⲁⲉⲙⲥ ⲑⲏⲛⲟⲩ ϧⲉⲛ ⲟⲩⲡⲛⲉⲩⲙⲁ ⲉϥⲟⲩⲁⲃ = I have baptized you with water, but He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit

She ⲛ̀ⲑⲟⲥ

ⲛ̀ⲑⲟⲥ is the Coptic pronoun for “she” (as feminine singular third-person) - examples:
+ ⲛ̀ⲑⲟⲥ ⲧⲉ ϯⲟⲩⲣⲱ = She is the queen
+ ⲛ̀ⲑⲟⲥ ⲧⲉ ⲧ̀ϣⲉⲣⲓ ̀ⲛⲒⲱⲁⲕⲓⲙ = She is the daughter of Joachim

We ⲁⲛⲟⲛ

ⲁⲛⲟⲛ is the Coptic pronoun for plural first person “We” - examples:
+ ⲁⲛⲟⲛ ϧⲁ ⲛⲓⲭⲣⲓⲥⲧⲓⲁⲛⲟⲥ = We, the Christians
+ ⲁⲛⲟⲛ ϩⲱⲛ ⲧⲉⲛⲧⲱⲡϩ ⲉⲑⲣⲉⲛϣⲁϣⲛⲓ ⲉⲩⲛⲁⲓ = We also entreat so that we win mercy

You (plural)
ⲛ̀ⲑⲱⲧⲉⲛ

ⲛ̀ⲑⲱⲧⲉⲛ is the Coptic pronoun for “you” (as plural second-person) - examples:
+ ⲛ̀ⲑⲱⲧⲉⲛ ⲡⲉ ⲫ̀ⲟⲩⲱⲓⲛⲓ ⲙ̀ⲡⲓⲕⲟⲥⲙⲟⲥ = You are the light of the world
+ ⲧⲱⲃϩ ⲟⲩⲛ ⲛ̀ⲑⲱⲧⲉⲛ ⲙ̀ⲡⲁⲓⲣⲏϯ ⲡⲉⲛⲓⲱⲧ ⲉⲧϧⲉⲛ ⲛⲓⲫⲏⲟⲩⲓ ⲙⲁⲣⲉϥⲧⲟⲩⲃⲟ ⲛ̀ϫⲉ ⲡⲉⲕⲣⲁⲛ = Therefore you pray in this manner: Our Father who is in heaven

They ⲛ̀ⲑⲱⲟⲩ

ⲛ̀ⲑⲱⲟⲩ is the Coptic pronoun for “they” (as plural third-person) - examples:
+ ⲱⲟⲩⲛⲓⲁⲧⲟⲩ ⲛ̀ⲛⲓⲛⲁⲏⲧ ϫⲉ ⲛ̀ⲑⲱⲟⲩ ⲡⲉⲧⲟⲩⲛⲁⲛⲁⲓ ⲛⲱⲟⲩ = Blessed are the merciful, for they will receive mercy
+ ⲛ̀ⲑⲱⲟⲩ ⲛⲉ ⲛⲓⲙⲉⲛⲣⲁϯ ⲛ̀ⲧⲉ Ⲡⲉⲛϭⲟⲓⲥ = They are the beloved of Our Lord

Exercise

Lesson 1 exercise

Test

Lesson 1 test

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Level 1

+ Learn the Coptic Alphabet

+ Read simple words and examples from the liturgy

+ Practice reading the Lord's prayer:

Ⲡⲉⲛⲓⲱⲧ ⲉⲧϧⲉⲛ ⲛⲓⲫⲏⲟⲩⲓ

Try some self study:

Level 2

+ Indefinite and definite articles

+ Present tense

+ Past tense

+ Possessive adjectives

+ Adjectives & association

+ Structure of Coptic sentence

Try some self study:

Level 3

+ Demonstrative pronouns

+ Negation of the past tense

+ Future tense

+ 2nd Past tense

+ Possessive pronouns

+ Studying the First Canticle

Try some self study:

Level 4

+ Imperative

+ Verb relation to object 2nd and 3rd degrees

+ Past continuous

+ Study the Lord’s prayer:

Ⲡⲉⲛⲓⲱⲧ ⲉⲧϧⲉⲛ ⲛⲓⲫⲏⲟⲩⲓ

Level 5

Advanced level, the curriculum will be tailored to the participants’ needs

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