Hieroglyphs: Letters, Sounds, Physical and Symbolic

Hieroglyphs are visual representations of real or imaginary elements.  Hieroglyphs can function in a variety of ways:

  • phonogram – the symbol is read as it sounds or phonetically
  • logogram – the symbol or “picture” is what it represents
  • determinative – placed at the end of a word, offers clarification

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