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Ancient Egyptian Letters

The ancient Egyptians more than 2,000 characters, which they called hieroglyphics. Hieroglyphics were used as a written language. Each of the symbols stood for a sound, unlike English, hieroglyphics were used phonetically.There are two basic types of hieroglyphs: Ideograms and Phonograms Treaty. Ideograms are images that portray the object they represent. For example, the image may represent a mouth "mouth" of the word. Phonograms are images that represent the sounds of the ancient Egyptian language, as our alphabet represents the sounds of our language.  
 
Ancient Egyptian Letters
 
For example, the image of a mouth may also be a "R" sound. The mysteries of ancient Egypt were confused and fascinated other cultures for years. Hieroglyphs were used to represent ideas and different thoughts. These symbols have a letter, word or sentence meanings are always of interest to people today. This writing was discovered by the Rosetta Stone. Hieroglyphs using icons that represent the sound of the object or idea associated with the object.

Hieroglyphs are pictures that were used to write the ancient Egyptian language. AS in other languages, Egyptian words consisted of sounds, some of consonants and vowels party. But writing hieroglyphs constantly ignored and omitted vowels. You can see the hieroglyphics on the walls of ancient tombs, pyramids, pottery and ceramics. Scribes also used hieroglyphics on papyrus to record the history of Egypt.


Hieroglyphs were written on papyrus reed, which is a marsh plant or water, high hollow stems straight. The reeds were flattened, dried and glued together to make pages. Egyptian writing was done in pen and ink on thin paper (papyrus). Ink and paint was from power plants they crushed and mixed with water.Egyptian signs were of two types, and phonetic determinative signs which give an indication of the word. Most words are composed of phonetic signs, followed by a determiner. Some had two or three determinative.


Hieroglyphs are written in rows or columns and can be read from left to right or from right to left. You can distinguish the direction in which the text should be read because the human or animal figures always face the beginning of the line. When the names of kings and queens have been written using hieroglyphs, they are always placed within an oval border or
cartouche.


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