Ultimately, few readers will be swayed by talk of the stylistic devices, the literary control, and the voice that switches from scientific to poetic to demotic and essayistic with astonishing ease and confidence.
The last datable examples of ancient Egyptian writing are found on the island of Philae, where a hieroglyphic temple inscription was carved in AD 394 and where a piece of demotic graffiti has been dated to 450 AD.
He, of course, would say that this is conversational and demotic .
His accent lends itself to the Glaswegian demotic , to ‘haw’ and ‘bam’.
The demotic form of the encyclopedia poem is the scrapbook.
Her interest in Aegean demotic music and the folklore of East Asia is evident in her operas Nausicaa and Sappho.
I sat beside him, silently watching as he scribbled the little symbols of demotic down.
I think there is a place for the demotic , and many instances where a ‘crude’ word or phrase is the mot juste.
There's a kind of staidness and a kind of fear, I suppose, of playfulness, of merriment, of the colloquial and the demotic .
One of the officer present, a Lieutenant Bouchard, who had trained in archaeology, identified the three bands of scripts as hieroglyphic, demotic , and ancient Greek.