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Answered 2011-03-28 14:09:57

There used to be 5 main dialects of Coptic by currently one one is used which is bohairic. There are two ways of pronouncing bohairic:

1- the authentic traditional one that was being used throughout Egypt up until 1858 when the church decided to adopt the Greek pronunciation of the common letters between the Coptic and the Greek languages.

2- the modified pronunciation or Greco-Bohairic which primarily used in liturgical church services.

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