Quail chick (hieroglyph)

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G43
Quail chick
in hieroglyphs

The Ancient Egyptian Quail chick hieroglyph is Gardiner sign listed no. G43 for the quail chick.

The quail chick hieroglyph is used in the Ancient Egyptian language hieroglyphs for the alphabetic vowel letter w, (or the u).[1] The vocalization is between the "oo", for 'u'; the "woo", for 'w'.

Plural usage[edit]

Besides the alphabetic usage, (of 'oo', or 'woo'), the plural usage of the quail chick, and coil hieroglyphs may have driven the extensive use of the two hieroglyphs. They often are used as a determinative, for making a plural at word endings, or at important sections of word phrases. Just as in cuneiform, both scripts had two versions of plurals – cuneiform used: MEŠ, and HI.A, sumerogram forms.[2]

The Egyptian hieroglyph alphabetic letters[edit]

The following two tables show the Egyptian uniliteral signs. (24 letters, but multiple use hieroglyphs)

a
G1
i
M17
y
M17 M17
'
D36
(w,u)
G43
B
b
P
p
F
f
M
G17
N
N35
R
D21
H1
h
H2
H
Kh1
Aa1
Kh2
F32
S
O34
(Sh)=Š
N37
Q/K2
N29
K
k
G
g
T
t
ChTj
V13
D
d
Dj
I10
L/(R)
(special)
(Ptolemaic,
etc.)
E23
-- -- -- -- --
a i
(ee)
y
ii
'
ah, (aïn)
w, (u)
(oo)
B
P F M N R H1
H2 (Kh)1 (Kh)2 S Sh
(Sh)
K
emphatic
K G T Tj
Ch
Tsh
D Dj
(additionally 4
for vert/horiz)
-- -- -- -- --
Aa15

M
(horiz)
M2-Plinth
S3

N
(vert)
(see:
N (red crown))
S29

S
(vert)
S (folded)
cloth)
Egyptian-M.png
M
(3rd-M
-2nd-vert)
M3-Baker's tool
(vertical)
(additionally 3
for equivalents)
-- -- -- -- --
M17 M17 (2 reeds)

is—
Z4 (2 strokes)

y2-Two strokes
G43 (quail)

is—
Z7 (coil)

letter w, u
(see w2-Coil)
U33

T
(no. 2)
T2-Pestle

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Schumann-Antelme, and Rossini, 1998. Illustrated Hieroglyphics Handbook, uniliteral: U25, p. 66-67.
  2. ^ Parpola, 1997. Standard Babylonian Epic of Gilgamesh, "Logograms and Their Readings", p. 117-8.