Antedating of "Phonetic"

Shapiro, Fred fred.shapiro at YALE.EDU
Sat Mar 17 16:03:40 UTC 2012

phonetic (OED3 1816)

1803 _Critical Review_ Apr. 500 (British Periodicals)  The commencement of hieroglyphics is referred by him [Zoega] to the time when the Egyptians and Ethiopians were one people.  Their introduction he considers to have been gradual, and the phonetic notes to have been of a later date.

Fred Shapiro

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