There are many types of hieroglyphic symbols. There are monoliteral signs, in which a symbol represents one letter, biliteral
signs, where each symbol stands for two letters and triliteral signs. Triliteral signs represent 3 letters put together.
*The vulture is pronounced "ah". Keep in mind that any other symbols containing the transliteration sign "3" will be
pronounced the same (ex. k3 is pronounced "kah")*
Some symbols on this chart stand for more than one thing.
For example, the viper stands for the English letter "f", but it also means "father".
Note that the reed leaf is pronounced "ay" as in "hay". It may also be used to represent the Enlgish
The basket stands for the English letter "k", but it can also be the masculine symbol for the words "you" and "your".
If you are interested in learning how to write Egyptian, then it would be wise to understand and memorise each of these
transliterations as they will be used in learning the biliteral and triliteral signs.
*When pronouncing the symbol of the quail chick, remember that it is pronounced "oo" (as in soon)*