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Ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphics - G, H, I

 

HIEROGLYPH G

HIEROGLYPH - G

  • There are two hieroglyphs for the letter "G". They represent the different sounds of the letter.
  • The pot stand is used for the hard 'G' sound in words like great and God, and names like Gary and Margaret.
  • The cobra is used for the soft 'G' sound in words like gentle, giant and names like George and Gemma.

 

HIEROGLYPH H

HIEROGLYPH - H

  • There are two hieroglyphs for the letter "H". The top image is a shelter. The bottom is a wick.
  • Either hieroglyph can be used for the "H" sound in words like house and home, and names like Henry and Hazel.
  • Choose the one that creates the best design in your word.

 

HIEROGLYPH I

HIEROGLYPH - I

  • The single reed is used for all "I" sounds in words like image and idea, and names like Ian and Isobel.

The Hieroglyphic Alphabet

 

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An illustration from the 'Book of the Dead' of Hunefer.

An illustration from the 'Book of the Dead' of Hunefer.
Photo: © The British Museum

 

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