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The Hieratic, like the Demotic, is always written from right to left.

In Demotic, if I understand aright, the vowels are not written and the consonants often do not mean what they seem to mean.

It is a stel of black basalt, bearing an inscription in Hieroglyphic, Demotic, and Greek.

What I expected was a reply in kind, an hieratic acceptance or a demotic refusal; either one would be good practice for Monny.

No one any longer wrote in the hieroglyphic, hieratic, or demotic scripts; in a word, the hieroglyphic writing was forgotten.

Out of this fact grew the larger significance of the demotic writing as contrasted with the hieratic or priestly writing.

You will remember how complex were the Egyptian styles of writing—both hieroglyphic and demotic.

Mr. de Saulcy has already unravelled the intricacy of the demotic writing of Egypt and the popular characters of ancient Libya.

Examples of both hieroglyphic and demotic writing are given in the plates accompanying this sketch.

The characters used by the Egyptians were of three kinds—hieroglyphic, hieratic, and demotic.

WORD ORIGIN

1822, from Greek demotikos "of or for the common people, in common use," from demos "common people," originally "district," from PIE *da-mo- "division," from root *da- "to divide" (see tide). In contrast to hieratic. Originally of the simpler of two forms of ancient Egyptian writing; broader sense is from 1831; used of Greek since 1927.

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