Our page banner is a detail of a relief carving from the Dendera Hathor Temple Complex.
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There are two hieroglyphs for the letter "Y". They represent the different sounds of the letter.
The single reed is used for the short 'Y' sound in words like yes and year, and names like Yasmin.
The double reed is used for the long 'Y' sound in words like many and money, and names like Yvonne.
The door bolt is used for the "Z" sound in words like zigzag and zodiac, and names like Zoe and Zachary.
The Cattle Rope is used for the 'CH' sound in words like chair, church, and names like Charles and Cheryl.