Our page banner is a detail of an illustration from the 'Book of the Dead' of Hunefer.
Photo: (Creative Commons) The British Museum
The folded cloth is used for the "S" sound in words like sun and sand, and names like Stephen and Susan.
The bread loaf is used for the "T" sound in words like talk and trade, and names like Thomas and Tanya.
There are two hieroglyphs for the letter "U". They represent the different sounds of the letter.
The quail chick is used for the long "U" sound in words like rule, pull and duel, and names like Una.
The reed and quail chick are combined for the short "U" sound in words like jump and up, and names like Ursula.