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The Stone of the Plough Paperback – December 15, 2003
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Walker's entities sent her messages allegedly written in various ancient scripts/languages. She reproduces messages in what she identifies as the demotic and hieratic Egyptian scripts. (These are the names given to the simplified scripts that were used for everyday purposes, as opposed to the more formal hieroglyphic system). But the characters given by Walker bear very little resemblance to genuine demotic or hieratic! In addition, like most amateurs, Walker treats Egyptian script as logographic or ideographic (one symbol per word or concept). This is certainly the superficial impression given by the more pictorial hieroglyphs, but even in early dynastic times all Egyptian writing was predominantly phonological (syllabic/alphabetic).
Walker goes on to find Koine (Hellenistic) Greek in the messages given to her by Zipper. But her versions of the relevant words do not correspond with Greek expressions carrying the relevant meanings. Indeed, the sequences given as if in Greek script are meaningless as Greek, and some are phonologically impossible. If Zipper or any human 'expert' advising Walker thought this was Greek, they were wrong. Etc.
In fact, virtually all of Walker's comments about linguistic matters are naïve, confused and wrong. She talks as if very familiar facts about late dynastic Egypt (for instance, the major historical events which led to the local importance of the Greek language) are not well known and constitute dramatic revelations. In the same passage, she ludicrously identifies the Greek Septuagint as 'the first Bible ever written'. In addition, her conceptualisation is often faulty. For example, she confuses languages with scripts.
Since Walker does not identify her sources (other than by, eg, given name), it is difficult to follow up her claims in respect of help and endorsement from 'experts'.
For a somewhat longer skeptical treatment of Walker's ideas (but with only a limited focus on the linguistic aspects), see Lawton & Ogilvie-Herald in Giza: The Truth.
I urge everyone to ignore Walker's claims.