The Hieroglyphic Alphabet

Below you can find a breakdown of the Hieroglyphic alphabet as defined by Gardiner.

There is a simpler version of this chart here which is ideal for kids!

Hieroglyphic Gardiner code transliteration Represents
? G1 A egyptian vulture
? M17 i reed
? Z4 y pair of strokes, river
? D36 a arm
? G43 w quail chick
? D58 b lower leg
? Q3 p reed mat, stool
? I9 f horned viper
? G17 m owl
? N35 n ripple of water
? D21 r mouth
? O4 h reed shelter, enclosure
? V28 H twisted wick, rope
? J1 x placenta
? F32 X animal belly with udder or tail
? O34 z door bolt, lock
? S29 s folded cloth, linen
? N37 S garden pool, basin
? N29 q slope of a hill
? V31 k basket with handle
? W11 g jar stand
? X1 t bun, bread
? V13 T tethering rope
? D46 d hand
? I10 D cobra
? Z7 W coil of rope
? J15 M unknown (i̓m)
? S3 N crown of Lower Egypt
? D153 R mouth, lips
? S56 K head cover
? E23 l recumbent lion
? M17A i-i reeds, pair of