THE LETTER "I" in Hieroglyphics

Today's hieroglyphic is the letter "I"

Kat: "This is a strange letter. It's not like the others."
Zet: "What do you mean?"
Kat: The symbol for the letter "I" covers every version of how it's pronounced. It doesn't matter if it's the "i" in ink, or the very different sounding "i" in lice.
Zet: (Laughs) "Lice! Nice example!"
Kat: (Rolling her eyes) "Yeah. Thought you'd like that one."
image: letter i in hieroglyphics

The symbol for the Letter I is a feather.
It's pronounced various ways, including "I" as in ink and ibis (that's a bird)."

Today we're offering 2 remember keys.
Ibis starts with an i, and an ibis bird has feathers.
Ink starts with i, and some people write with feather pens. 

The feather symbol can be used for the I in names like 
Ian, Isaac and Israel,
Isabel, India, and Iris.

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