This manuscript is Iryan Moftah's manual for teaching Coptic grammar in the newly introduced Bohairic dialect. Moftah introduces rules of modern Greek pronunciation to the antiquated style of the traditional Coptic Orthodox Church.
This manuscript is Iryan Moftah's teachings on the principles of the Coptic langauge in the Bohairic dialect. Iryan Moftah was a Coptic langauge specialist (1626 - 1886). He was appointed to teach Coptic in the newly established College founded by the father of Coptic reform, Cyril IV (1854 - 1860), who aimed at modernizing the Coptic Orthodox Church. Moftah is known to have written manuals and grammar books for teaching the Coptic langauge in the reformed modern style. This probably occurred under the influence of the ecumenical spirit of his superior, Cyril IV, who aimed at bringing the Greek and Coptic churches closer.