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Hieroglyphic name of Ma'at

 
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yandiel
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 12, 2017 1:00 am    Post subject: Hieroglyphic name of Ma'at Reply with quote

So I have been looking around for different spellings of hieroglyphic renderings of the word Ma'at and can not find any, because in Akkadian renderings it is spelled mu-wa (from the name Ni-ib-mu-wa-ri-ia) and was wondering if this 'u' sound was somehow indicated indirectly in the hieroglyphics... I do notice a difference in spelling in comparison with for example mɜ(j) = lion (this word sometimes has 𓄿 as a complementary attachment indirectly indicating the 'aah' sound = ⲘOⲨⲒ in Coptic = maɜ Middle Egyptian); the same can be said of the word 'cat' (ⲈⲘOⲨ) which actually indicates a w in the latter phases of the language. In the normal spellings of Ma'at , 𓌳 is generally used with no complementary letter. Is there a variant spelling that I am not noticing cause I am not fully understanding where this 'u' comes from other than in Akkadian renderings of the word and ⲘⲎ(Ⲓ) / ⲘⲎⲦ in Coptic.
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 29, 2017 8:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

One spelling of Maat, the goddess, is an ideogram of a god sitting with knees up and a feather on her head. This is also the word "harmony". It spells it out as M-A-A-T, which can also be transliterated, though I don't know any instance in which it is done.

As for the "U' sound, I always use the "a/o" sound, the outstretched arm, to intone a similar sound in the transliteration.

I was not aware of the Akkadian name.
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 01, 2017 6:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

There is no evidence of u, w, or o sound / hieroglyph in the spelling of Maat.

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