Good morning everyone! I hope you all are having a fine day! I'm pretty quiet this week because my son, Matt, is visiting for ten days. We're off to go see a movie and then out for a bite to eat this afternoon. That should be lots of fun! Matt's changed a bit this past visit. He is more laid back. I like it. He came with a brow piercing and a tattoo this time. The tattoo is a treble clef on his left arm. Next, he is getting a double-bass clef on his right arm. I guess it's the artist in him. I like the tattoo and the brow piercing. Am I a bad mother? LOL I will try to get a picture of the tattoo before he leaves. It's really cool. He found the clef on the internet and the tattoo artist did a really good job. Speaking of symbols on the internet, I wanted to do "Wordplay" this morning. It has to do with some interesting symbols. So, here goes...
My sister Krissy sent me a fun site. It translates English into hieroglyphics. I was skeptical when I first saw this. Could they really translate today's English into ancient hieroglyphics?
I looked up hieroglyphics in Webster's and it says, "The picture script of the ancient Egyptian priesthood."
I also found out that this writing uses more than 2,000 characters that represent common objects in ancient Egypt. Hieroglyphs can represent the sound of the object or an idea associated with the object. Alphabet characters were the basis for hieroglyphic writing. I was surprised to find this out. The basic hieroglyph characters are referred to as the alphabet. The characters are read as the "sound" of the object they represented. Vowels were spoken in their language, but were usually not written unless a word began with a vowel or where it might be confusing if it was left out. I found most of this information at this site. I know, this is getting kind of confusing. It will make sense in a moment, hopefully.
For "Wordplay", I want you to go here and type in your first name in the search box and hit "Translate into Hieroglyphics". Learn what characters make up yourname in hieroglyphics!! Neat!!
I tried to copy and paste and save and paste and it's forbidden. It will allow you to print it out if you want to, though. Come back here and let us know what symbols make up your name!
My name, "Valerie" is - viper, arm, lion, vulture, mouth, reed leaf, vulture
I'm a gal with chronic pain and illness who has been forced to live life slowly. I appreciate this pace. I've learned to notice small joys and smell the flowers along the way =). Come in and say hello...