The paper studies certain actual aspects of current research on the comparison of the Egyptian lexical root inventory with its Afro-Asiatic kindred by re-examining the disputed segments of the underlying etymological corpus in detail. At the same time, an attempt is being made at surveying and eliminating some strange (pre)conceptions recently formulated on the subject by J. Osing (2001) on the behalf of Egyptian philology. Some factual errors are also corrected.
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