They say the way to hell is paved with good intentions. I bought a small library of books on ancient Egyptian hieroglyphs with the intention of teaching myself ancient Egyptian. Of all the things I could do with my time, I decided upon doing this. I would have been better off learning Norwegian or Japanese.
Alas, I'd already bought the books including one called "Learning to Read Ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphs."
So about a month ago, I finally get around to learning the first lesson. Each hieroglyph stands for a consonant. I'm in the process of learning 1 consonant signs. This whole process has been interrupted by my father's deteriorating medical conditions. I'm sending a good part of my day watching him.
I should be using my downtime with my father to study ancient Egyptian. I've spent my free time watching American football or English Premier League soccer. I haven't finished the first lesson. I want to finish it. I'll go through the first part of the lesson and then move onto determinative signs.
I'm not good at languages because of my written dyslexia. I had troubles through out high school and college with both German and Latin. I still think I can get more accomplished if I devote my downtime to studying and working out the hieroglyphs. Still, it's slow going. But I think with enough time, I'll be able master it and then move on....