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  Alphabet The ancient Egyptians used alphabetical signs as part of their writing system. Not all of the sounds are exactly the same as the English sounds we use today.

The signs we give for the letters 'a', 'l', 'o', 'v', 'x' and 'c' are the closest we can come to the ancient sounds. But Ancient Egyptian has four different 'h' sounds and we only use one!

Hieroglyphic text uses many symbols to represent entire words, but it also has symbols for single letters. These roughly correspond to the 26 letters of the English alphabet.

Egyptian also has signs for the sounds 'sh' (as in 'ship') and 'ch' (as in 'chip' and 'Charlie').

See the full alphabet here.

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