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Maryan Coptic

Alternate forms



ϣⲁⲛ (šan)

  1. if, lest, when, otherwise (triggers the conjunctive clause)
    ⲙⲁⲣⲉⲛⲕⲉⲧ ⲛⲁⲛ ⲩⲃⲁⲕⲉ ⲛⲉⲙ ⲩⲙⲉϣⲧⲱⲗ ⲉⲧⲃⲱⲗ ⲉϧⲩⲛ ⲉ̀ⲛⲉⲫⲏⳣⲉ, ⲅⲁⲣ ⲉⲛⲉϯⲣⲁⲛ ⲛⲁⲛ, ϣⲁⲛ ⲉⲛⲧⲉⲛϫⲏⲣ ϩⲓ ⲡⲉϩⲟ ⲙ̀ⲡⲉⲔⲁϩⲉ ⲧⲏⲣ.
    Marenket nan ubake nem umeštōl etbōl eḫun ènepʰēwe, gar enetiran nan, šan entencēr hi peho əmpeKahe tēr.
    Let us build ourselves a city, with a tower that reaches to the heavens, so that we may make a name for ourselves, otherwise we will be scattered over the face of the whole Earth.