Also known as "Popular Egyptian"
I noticed today that Liam and Talmida had taken the Which Ancient Language Are You quiz.
They came up with really cool stuff like Ogham and Akkadian. Crystal had Hieroglyphics. What did I get? Dull, old, workaday Demotic.
You are Demotic, the degenerate wild child of Hieroglyphics. At least, that's what Hieroglyphics used to say. Quicker, nimbler but a definite trouble-maker in the family.
Well, that stands to reason. The scholars were able to figure out Hieroglyphics because of the Rosetta Stone. The top section had hieroglyphs, the middle section was in Demotic, and the bottom section was in Greek. There I go again, getting into trouble trying to maintain a centrist position, as usual...
Then again, maybe I should consider myself lucky that it wasn't some Assyrian or Babylonian thing that the demon Pazuzu (The Exorcist) would have been written about in.