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  • Yes @mabsoota thanks for the explanation.. I also learnt that glorify is a transitive verb so it is a loose translation adding to the issues that you described previously. I guess Arabic is such a bland language that probably has not gone through st…
  • And in addition to what @mabsoota is glorify a transitive only verb or can it be used in an intransitive sense too? Ⲟⲩϫⲁⲓ ϧⲉⲛ Ⲡϭⲥ
  • Yes that is right.. Ⲉϥⲟⲩⲁⲃ / ⲉⲥⲟⲩⲁⲃ, or for the definitive words ⲉⲑⲟⲩⲁⲃ are all adjectives, so technically they don't need to be attached to articles anyway.. There are of course exceptions to every rule.. Ⲟⲩϫⲁⲓ ϧⲉⲛ Ⲡϭⲥ
  • Thanks @mabsoota for your encouragement.. I think it is just that you are a very keen learner.. Nothing to do with my teaching (if anything I know what I am like.. Hehe) Spirit is masculine, so with the definitive article it will be ⲡⲓⲡ̅ⲛ̅ⲁ̅ ⲉⲑⲟⲩⲁⲃ,…
  • Hi @mabsoota Am I a mu'alem? Hehe.. I am not so sure about that nowadays.. I have been too distracted to learn Coptic or hymns these days! No it is not like the English example. Coptic words need to be attached to an article, either definitive arti…
  • Not exactly @mabsoota hehe.. Ⲉⲧ/ⲉⲑ is the prefix for the adjective that follows words with definite articles, but ⲉϥ, ⲉⲥ, ⲉⲩ, are prefixes of words that follow words which are not attached to definite articles. Examples: ⲟⲩⲡ̅ⲛ̅ⲁ̅ ⲉϥⲟⲩⲁⲃ, ⲉⲩⲥⲱⲧⲏⲣⲓⲁ (…
  • Dear @Daniel_Kyrillos, Ⲡⲓ/ϯ are for general uses while ⲡ/ⲫ, ⲧ/ⲑ are for the more special usage, e.g. Ⲫⲓⲱⲧ, ⲡⲟⲩⲣⲟ as these are words with special significance and their usage is well known without having to use for example ⲛ̀/ⲙ̀/ⲛ̀ⲧⲉ after. The choic…
  • Ⲁⲗⲏⲑⲱⲥ ⲁⲛⲉⲥⲧⲏ dear @Daniel_Kyrillos.. Thanks for this marvellous post.. Despite all you said, yet we hear some empty teachings (luckily enough not Coptic Orthodox) that God is so placid, peaceful, kind-hearted and would not do this to anyone, as if …
    in Wrath of God Comment by ophadece May 2
  • Dear @minamakar, thanks a lot for your nice words and encouragement.. Dear @Jojo_Hanna, thank you very much for always respecting me this way.. Ⲟⲩϫⲁⲓ ϧⲉⲛ Ⲡϭⲥ
  • Dear @Jojo_Hanna You know me quite well.. Hehe.. No I was actually agreeing with the connotation of @Archdeacon's statement, ie resentment and regret that this is where we are now. I am not going to expand because I still feel quite bitter about wha…
  • Dear @Archdeacon, Thank you very much for the above.. It makes sense to me now.. You also said "Clearly saving time is important in these times." I would like to say, well said.. And thank you.. Ⲟⲩϫⲁⲓ ϧⲉⲛ Ⲡϭⲥ
  • I thought it was 10? Ⲟⲩϫⲁⲓ ϧⲉⲛ Ⲡϭⲥ
  • Very well said @ShareTheLord Ⲟⲩϫⲁⲓ ϧⲉⲛ Ⲡϭⲥ
  • Noooooooooooo, what an unwise decision @Jojo_Hanna.. Hehe.. Ⲟⲩϫⲁⲓ ϧⲉⲛ Ⲡϭⲥ
    in Spadikon Comment by ophadece March 30
  • Very well said @Jojo_Hanna, I cannot agree more.. Ⲟⲩϫⲁⲓ ϧⲉⲛ Ⲡϭⲥ
    in Spadikon Comment by ophadece March 30
  • I cannot agree more.. It makes me so sad too. People treat the church as if she were a theatre with some kind of a performance so they just spend the time watching and that is it.. Ⲟⲩϫⲁⲓ ϧⲉⲛ Ⲡϭⲥ
  • @Jeremy the person you quoted was referring to what? Arabic or Coptic styles of hymnody? Ⲟⲩϫⲁⲓ ϧⲉⲛ Ⲡϭⲥ
  • I believe in you @mabsoota, I was just asking @bashandy what is the group called "Ⲭⲏⲙⲓ", for him to please tell me! Ⲟⲩϫⲁⲓ ϧⲉⲛ Ⲡϭⲥ
  • Ⲡⲉⲧⲉⲣⲛⲟϥⲣⲓ ⲡⲉⲕⲉϩⲟⲟⲩ ⲡⲁⲥⲁϧ Ⲟⲩ ⲡⲉ ⲧⲁⲓⲑⲱⲟⲩⲧⲥ ⲛ̀ⲥⲉⲙⲟⲩϯ ⲙ̀ⲙⲟⲥ "Ⲭⲏⲙⲓ"? Ⲁⲣⲓⲁⲅⲁⲡⲏ ⲙⲁⲧⲁⲙⲟⲓ.. Ⲟⲩϫⲁⲓ ϧⲉⲛ Ⲡϭⲥ
  • Welcome back dear @Jeremy I always found your posts rich and very enlightening and if I remember anything, all I can remember is that I have learnt so much from you.. Great to see you back.. God bless you and please keep me and my family in your pra…
  • @JoeAskharoun, You are right in all your explanation but where on this website have you found the mistake? I can't seem to find it unless it is not working well with android! Ⲟⲩϫⲁⲓ ϧⲉⲛ Ⲡϭⲥ
  • Thanks for enlightening me @ItalianCoptic.. Great insight. Very well said @Jojo_Hanna.. God bless you and please do not forget me in your prayers.. Ⲟⲩϫⲁⲓ ϧⲉⲛ Ⲡϭⲥ
  • I am faced with the same problems @emmadas and while I know that confessions are personal and individually tailored, you may find this helpful in terms of the advice my father of confession has given me. You are not responsible for the seeds that th…
  • I do not intend to reply to this topic. @Daniel_Kyrillos please note that St Paul's references to tongues was not meant for foreign languages. In that era there was a phenomenon of "spirit taking control over one's own body and producing unintelligi…
  • You have been deceived no end.. Thanks for your sweet words though @Jojo_Hanna.. I am blessed to know someone as gentle and as sincere as you are.. Ⲟⲩϫⲁⲓ ϧⲉⲛ Ⲡϭⲥ
  • Thanks a million dear @Jojo_Hanna.. I didn't know that you could understand Arabic - sorry my mistaken assumptions as usual! God bless you too and keep praying for me and my family a lot please.. Ⲟⲩϫⲁⲓ ϧⲉⲛ Ⲡϭⲥ