Spelling Tips for Writing Names in Hieroglyphs

Spelling

Spell phonetically, as the ancient Egyptians did, so, for instance, if your name is:

TANJERYN
TYG
MARJORY

It's OK to put letters slightly out of order in the interests of design or space constrictions. Make close fitting blocks of text.

Alphabet

The vowel sounds are rough approximations to our English sounds. Use the Y like the Y in 'bunny', so it's more of a long E sound.

Direction of Text

The Egyptians sometimes wrote from left-to-right, like we do in English, or top-to-bottom, but mostly right-to-left. These glyphs are oriented left-to-right for familiarity. The images of people or animals face the starting point.

Cartouche

MARJORY
You can treat yourself like royalty and encircle your name within a cartouche like the ancient kings' and queens' names.

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