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Ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphics - Y, Z, CH

 

HIEROGLYPH Y

HIEROGLYPH - Y

  • There are two hieroglyphs for the letter "Y". They represent the different sounds of the letter.
  • The single reed is used for the short 'Y' sound in words like yes and year, and names like Yasmin.
  • The double reed is used for the long 'Y' sound in words like many and money, and names like Yvonne.

 

HIEROGLYPH Z

HIEROGLYPH - Z

  • The door bolt is used for the "Z" sound in words like zigzag and zodiac, and names like Zoe and Zachary.

 

HIEROGLYPH CH

HIEROGLYPH - CH

  • The Cattle Rope is used for the 'CH' sound in words like chair, church, and names like Charles and Cheryl.

The Hieroglyphic Alphabet

 

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Ptolemy VIII

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