Lesson No. 1

Learn uniliteral hieroglyphs

To begin in your discovery, you must learn the uniliteral hieroglyphs. Indeed, the hieroglyphs are composed of three groups as follows:

  • uniliterals (one syllable – consonant or vowel)
  • biliterals (two syllables – consonants or vowels)
  • triliterals (three syllables – consonants or vowels)
Hieroglyph X1

What’s that?
Here is a bread, which symbolically represents something feminine – and the feminine nourishes, doesn’t it?

How it is pronounced ?
you

How to remember it?
When you see bread, you can say to yourself “Are you hungry?” So we’re thinking about the T again. Do it yourself, I haven’t found a better one yet… or share your technical memo in the comments.

What’s that?
You can see small waves so it’s the concept of water

How it is pronounced ?
n probably pronounced “ni” because “ni” means Water in many African languages (Côte d’Ivoire, Mali, Cameroon)

How to remember?
Easy to remember: these are small waves representing the Nile, which begins with N!

What’s that?
A flowering reed that is an aquatic plant with a straight, smooth stem.

How it is pronounced ?
I

How to remember it?
Get by, I have no idea at the moment!!! lol

Hieroglyph Z7

What’s that?
A little spiral

How it is pronounced ?
w

How to remember?
Wow, it’s spinning! It reminds me of a whirlpool called Whirlpool in English (hence the brand of washing machine…)

What’s that?
An arm. We can therefore deduce that it is a question here of force.

How it is pronounced ?
ʕ
Good luck pronouncing that letter. Here is a recording found on Wikipedia, however don’t trust it 100%:

How to remember it?
It looks a bit like arms without the B! Make do with it or suggest your own memo-technique method in the comments.

What’s that?
An Egyptian vulture

How it is pronounced ?
ȝ (yogh)

How to remember?
I see his claws in this sign! And you ?

What’s that?
A braided lamp wick.

How it is pronounced ?

How to remember it?
A wick that ignites is “hot” hence the H and the dot makes me think of the spark of fire with which it is lit!

What’s that?
A halter is a piece of harness for pets. It is placed on the animal’s head and then allows you to have a grip to hold the animal, and thus lead it or even tie it.
Personally, I don’t think it looks like a halter, but hey…

How it is pronounced ?

How to remember?
If the animal is pulled with difficulty, I see the underlined T as an emphasis on the word Pull…

What’s that?
A seat, like a small stool.

How it is pronounced ?
p

How to remember it?
So there, easy when you see a seat, you say to yourself “Put your butt down”! so p to pose.

Hieroglyph V31

What’s that?
A basket with the handle on the right (and yes, there is the same one with the handle on the left)

How it is pronounced ?
k

How to remember?
Do we remember the c pronounced k in trash?

What’s that?
Two oblique strokes

How it is pronounced ?
there

How to remember it?
The Y looks like two slightly oblique bars….

What’s that?
Red Crown of Lower Egypt

How it is pronounced ?
not

How to remember?
Get by, no idea there

What’s that?
Jar support, to cook something, we see the small flame below.

How it is pronounced ?
g

How to remember it?
I’m thinking of the g of gas to light the stove!

What’s that?
Folded garment

How it is pronounced ?
s

How to remember?
S like Super well folded!

What’s that?
quail chick

How it is pronounced ?
w

How to remember it?
Get by, there’s nothing that comes to me. Share your tech memo in the comments!

What’s that?
Half a leg – easy

How it is pronounced ?
b

How to remember?
What a Beautiful Leg!

What’s that?
A horned viper

How it is pronounced ?
f

How to remember it?
The viper spins!

What’s that?
a cobra

How it is pronounced ?
d

How to remember?
d for Dangerous!

What’s that?
An owl

How it is pronounced ?
m

How to remember it?
The owl is watching you

What’s that?
An animal rib apparently…

How it is pronounced ?
m

How to remember?
How do you say meat in English? Meat

What’s that?
A mouth

How it is pronounced ?
r

How to remember it?
Imagine someone pronouncing the letter R, it’s exactly the shape of this mouth…

What’s that?
A building plan

How it is pronounced ?
h

How to remember?
I think the H looks like this drawing

What’s that?
a placenta

How it is pronounced ?

How to remember it?
Have a go or offer a tech memo in the comments.

What’s that?
A cow’s belly with udder and tail….??

How it is pronounced ?

How to remember

What’s that?
A basin

How it is pronounced ?
š

How to remember it?

What’s that?
A hill

How it is pronounced ?
q

How to remember

What’s that?
A basket, handle on the left

How it is pronounced ?
k

How to remember it?

What’s that?
One hand, of course

How it is pronounced ?
d

How to remember
Give me money!!!

Do you feel confident?

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To go further, you can consult the Rosette online dictionary.