Claudius Labib: A Would-Be Coptic Ben-Yehuda

From MEI Editor's Blog Mon Feb 11 2013, 09:03:00

Claudius Labib

During my pre-vacation blogging last summer I did a three-part report on the question of why Coptic died out except as a liturgical language, while Aramaic survived in isolated pockets as a spoken (if threatened) language today: you can find that series here: Parts 1 , 2, and 3.

In Part 3 I remarked towards the end, referring to Coptic:

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