All the recent discussions about Coptic in the liturgy have made me decide to post some really simple Coptic Lessons here, so that people who wish to learn can begin to do so. I've found from previous discussions that there are in fact quite a few people out there who want to learn but are put off by the sheer lack of resources and difficulty of self-teaching. This forum is a good medium for such lessons, because people can approach them at their own pace and even ask questions if they would like.
I also have resources such as a Coptic dictionary PDF and some basic lessons which I will gladly pass on to anyone who wishes: please PM me if you wish me to email them to you.
If people find the lessons useful, I will try and continue them - I'm not sure how far they'll get or how many people are interested at the moment so we'll have to see how it goes. At the very least, I hope that they will give people a good base with which to develop their knowledge further. I'll place the first lesson in the following post.
A quick disclaimer: I'm nowhere near an expert, but I have a working understanding of the language as it's used in the Liturgy, and have collected quite a few resources which I can draw from. The resource which I am drawing from the most is Sameh Younan's "So You Want To Learn Coptic?" which I recommend to anyone wishing to learn. It is a brilliantly written guide and very easy to follow. It can be purchased from: https://www.orthodoxbook.com.au/product_info.php?products_id=226?osCsid=3b2tkuqpupin0bve0hedssipd5
(and other sites too)`ere `Vnou] `cmou `erwten tyrou
God bless you all