Ancient Egyptian Mouth hieroglyph is Gardiner sign listed no. D21 for the shape of the mouth, being open, (therefore also implying a use for speech). The word 'mouth' was pronounced *rāˀ and there could be many more.
The mouth hieroglyph is used in the
Ancient Egyptian language hieroglyphs for the alphabetic consonant letter r. [1 ]
The symbol is also used in the representation of unit fractions; a number preceded by a mouth indicates its inverse. Example fraction hieroglyphs:
The Egyptian hieroglyph alphabetic letters [ edit ]
The following two tables show the
Egyptian uniliteral signs. (24 letters, but multiple use hieroglyphs)
ah, (aïn) w, (u)
for vert/horiz) --
) N (red crown)
for equivalents) --
letter w, u
(see ) w2-Coil
See also [ edit ]
References [ edit ]
^ Schumann-Antelme, and Rossini, 1998. Illustrated Hieroglyphics Handbook, uniliteral: U19, p. 54-55.
Schumann-Antelme, and Rossini, 1998.
, Ruth Schumann-Antelme, and Stéphane Rossini. c 1998, English trans. 2002, Sterling Publishing Co. (Index, Summary lists (tables), selected uniliterals, biliterals, and triliterals.) (softcover, Illustrated Hieroglyphics Handbook ISBN 1-4027-0025-3)