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Single consonant hieroglyphs; part two

Single consonant signs were often used as phonetic complements (extra glyphs to confirm the phonetic elements of a word which also has double or triple consonant signs within it). The Ancient Egyptians also used them to write foreign names. Learning these signs is the basis for any study of Ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphs.Learning these signs is the basis for any study of Ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphs.

n
n (rare)
s
t or T
T(tj) or t
T(tj) or t
H (emphatic h)
k
g (rare)
g (rare)
g (rare)
s
g
g
t
d (rare)
j or y
w
h (kh or x)
m
m







Here are some  trips  designed primarily for the traveler who wants to learn more about the ancient Egyptian language while exploring Egypt's classic monuments. It includes a rather intensive two week course in understanding Hieroglyphic inscriptions, presented by Dr. Ahmed Sabry (beginning course) and Muhamed Khaleel, ABD, University of Cairo, much of it on site. There will be practical exercises, classroom instruction and p…

Single consonant hieroglyphs; part one

Single consonant signs were often used as phonetic complements (extra glyphs to confirm the phonetic elements of a word which also has double or triple consonant signs within it). The Ancient Egyptians also used them to write foreign names. Learning these signs is the basis for any study of Ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphs.

r
n
a or ´
d
m
d
b
h (kh or x)
A (glottal stop)
m
m
m
w or u
f
D (j or dj)
j or i
y
q or k
n
S (sh)
S (sh)
h
s
p