Hieroglyphs Tutorial: Pronouns
A pronoun can be defined as a substitute for a noun. There are three types of pronoun in ancient Egyptian; suffix pronouns, dependent pronouns and independent pronouns.
The Suffix Pronoun is always attached to a preceding word and is connected to it in transliteration by the symbol "=". It will always be placed immediately after the word it is attached to (see below on word order). The suffix pronouns are as follows:
The first person suffix pronoun ("I") is usually masculine (i.e. it is the glyph of a kneeling man) but this glyph can be replaced with that of a woman, a god or a dignitary if the situation warrants this.
There are six main uses for suffix pronouns:
Dependent pronouns are not as closely connected to the word so they are written with "-". The dependent pronou will always preceed the subject if it is a noun, but if the subject is a suffix pronoun the dependent pronoun will follow it.
There are three main uses for dependent pronouns: