Talk:Hapi (Nile god)
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How does one distinguish between this deity Hapi and the Son of Horus Hapi?
- The hieroglyphic spelling is distinctive. However, I have a problem in the way they are usually distinguished in transliteration: I would expect the spelling to be the other way around. I don't have my handbook with me at the moment, but the name of Hapi son of Horus is
- and the name Hapy is
- You might want to check out transliteration of ancient Egyptian, for tips on how these are transliterated. The problem is the final vowel of each is represented by different signs that are usually given the same sound: the double reed of Hapi and the parallel slashes of Hapy are both usually transliterated with y. — Gareth Hughes 16:20, 23 July 2006 (UTC)