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IV. The verb and its subject

The ancient Egyptian language includes two voices:
  • Active voice

        Where a verb is followed by its subject.
Dd sS sXr pn
The scribe says this plan.
  • Passive voice

Those are verbal sentences where the subject is omitted and is replaced by an agent. The object is used in Egyptian language as a passive ending. It follows any determinative that the verb-stem may have and is in all cases inseparable from the verb-stem.