HOW CAN THE COPTIC LANGUAGE BE MODERNISED AND REVIVED?
Can Coptic describe this busy scene?
Modernisation and revival of the Coptic language are two different but related processes. While modernisation (or planning) focuses on standardisation of the language, introducing new words and expansion of vocabulary, punctuation, revision of script, etc.; revival looks into ways in which the language can be resuscitated from a moribund condition and made spoken again in the daily lives of the people.
The Coptic language requires both processes: modernisation and revival – and without one the other will most probably be destined to fail.
But I will not talk about them. I will leave that to my friends, many of them Coptist and linguist, who are more knowledgeable on the matter than me. Therefore, I am hoping that those interested in the subject would write guest articles which I shall collect all under the heading “Modernisation & Revival of the Coptic Language”. The article doesn’t need to be long. I am interested in ideas most. Hopefully, the project will bring up new interesting ideas and engender some intriguing discussion. If you are interested, please contact me at: email@example.com