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Ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphics - A, B, and C

This lesson translates the letters A, B and C into Ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphics.

Hieroglyph A

HIEROGLYPH A

There are two hieroglyphs for the letter "A". They represent the different sounds of the letter.

  • The vulture, which is usually a sign for divine power, is used for the "ah" sound in words like around and about, and names like Adam.

  • The arm is used for the "ay" sound in words like say, sail and sale, and names like Amy.

Hieroglyph B

HIEROGLYPH B

The foot and lower leg is used for the "B" sound in words like boy and bubble, and names like Bobby and Bernadette.

Hieroglyph C

HIEROGLYPH C

There are two hieroglyphs for the letter "C". They represent the different sounds of the letter.

  • The basket is used for the hard 'C' sound in words like club and country, and names like Craig and Claire.

  • The folded cloth is used for the soft 'C' sound in words like nice and peaceful, and names like Cindy and Cecilia.