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Ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphics Signs

Ashur Cherry

Ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphics Signs

Ashur Cherry
York University
Toronto, Ontario

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Acknowledgement
Apart from the efforts of myself, the success of any project depends
largely on the encouragement of many others. I would like to show
my greatest appreciation to my friends, especially late Dr. Goliath
Nessan, Mr. Mirza Shmoil, Ms. Iannuzziello, Ms. Zuccarelli, Mr.
Durnan, Mr. Storoschuck, Ms. Clarke, Mr. Stuart, and Miss Smith for
the encouragement that I have always received from them in
publishing my previous books, journal entries and developing my
software. Also, I am personally would like to thank my late father,
Petros Cherry, for he always supported and encouraged me while
working on Assyriological projects.

I dedicate this book in memory of His Holiness


Mar Yousip Khnanisho
Archbishop of Shamisdin and Rustaqa

Seventy-Two Years of Dedication Toward His People, Church and Assyrian Nation
Thursday, May 18, 1893 (Mar Ishoo, Turkey) - Sunday, July 3, 1977 (Baghdad, Iraq)

Uniliteral Signs

i
y

w
b
p
f
m
*

Uniliteral Signs

n
r
h

z
s

Uniliteral Signs

k
g
t

w
m
*

Uniliteral Signs

n
r
k
l

Biliteral Signs

i
w
b
r

ii
iw
ib
*

Biliteral Signs

im
in
ir
i
iz
it
id

b
*

Biliteral Signs

w
w
ww
wp
wn
*

Biliteral Signs

wr
w
wz
w
b
b
bz
bd
p
*

Biliteral Signs

pr
p
p
pt
pd
p
m
mi
mw
*

Biliteral Signs

mm
mn
mr
m
ms
mt
md
m
nw
*

10

Biliteral Signs

nb
nm
nn
nr
n
ns
n
r
r
*

11

Biliteral Signs

rw
rs
rd
hb

w
b
p
m
*

12

Biliteral Signs

n
r

w
m
*

13

Biliteral Signs

n
r
t

n
r
z
zw
zb
*

14

Biliteral Signs

zp
z
z
s
sw
sf
sm
sn
sr
*

15

Biliteral Signs

s
sk
st
s
sd

w
m
n
*

16

Biliteral Signs

d
n
s
d
k
kp
km
gb
gm
*

17

Biliteral Signs

g
gs
t
ti
tp
tm
tr

b
*

18

Biliteral Signs

z
di
db
dd

w
b
r
d
*

19

Biliteral Signs

20

Triliteral Signs

by
bd
ms
t
tf
ib
im
it
ib
*

21

Triliteral Signs

i
iw
iwn
ib
ipt
imi
ini
inb
iry
*

22

Triliteral Signs

isw
ii
idn
idr
idt
wt
b
pr
n
*

23

Triliteral Signs

w
ws
w
wb
wb
*

24

Triliteral Signs

w
w
wm
wsr
ws
w
wm
wdn
w
*

25

Triliteral Signs

wb
bs
bi
bit
bnr
bdt
p
pr
pz
*

26

Triliteral Signs

ps
fn
mi
m
mw
mwt
mnw
mn
mn
*

27

Triliteral Signs

my
mz
msi
msn
m
m
mt
nbw
nfw
*

28

Triliteral Signs

nfr
nmt
nn
nzt
nr
nm
ns
rwd
rw
*

29

Triliteral Signs

rmi
rnp
rsw
rt
rdi
hrw
t
wi
wt
*

30

Triliteral Signs

fn
mt

tp
t

t
pr
p
*

31

Triliteral Signs

nt
rw
rp
sf
tm
r
nm
rd
kr
*

32

Triliteral Signs

zb
zin
zwn
zm
zmn
zn
sb
s
s
*

33

Triliteral Signs

si
sb
sb
sbk
spr
spt
sn
sn
sm
*

34

Triliteral Signs

st
sr
sm
sr
sti
stp
st
s
sm
*

35

Triliteral Signs

wt
ps
m
ms
ny
n
zp
s
b
*

36

Triliteral Signs

iz
m
kp
kr
kf
grg
gs
tyw
tn
*

37

Triliteral Signs

tn
w
m
n
dw
dm
dr
m
b
*

38

Triliteral Signs

b
r
sr

39

Multiliteral Signs

idt
im
imnt
inpw
wrrt
wst
wt
bi
mt
*

40

Multiliteral Signs

mniw
mnit
mnhd
mnt
mt
msr
mt
niwt
nbty
*

41

Multiliteral Signs

nw
nmt
nrw
ryt
nt
t
wt
st
pr
*

42

Multiliteral Signs

nmw
znt
zzmt
zt
spt
spty
snr
srt
sw
*

43

Multiliteral Signs

sw
wty
psi
nwt
tyw
nbt
rsw
dwt
drt
*

44

Multiliteral Signs

nmmt
smty
ndyt
wty

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Loprieno, Antonio. Monoconsonantal Hieroglyphic Signs. Ancient Egyptian: A
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Rogers, Henry. Writing Systems: A Linguistic Approach. Malden, MA: Blackwell
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University Press, 2003. pp. 26-27.

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