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Egyptian Counting, circa July–circa December 1835

Egyptian Counting
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CharactersnamesEnglish Explanation
HEh one
HNi Two
HZe Three
HTeh Four
HVeh Five
HPsi Six
HPsa Seven
Ha eight
Hna nine
HTah Ten
H HEh<=>Tah 10 & 2 1 are Eleven or [blank]
H HNi=Tah 10 & 2 " Twelve
H HZe=Tah 10 & 3 " Thirteen
H HTeh Tah 10 & 4 " Fourteen
H HVeh=Tah 10 & 5 " Fifteen
H HPsi Tah 10 & 6 " Sixteen
H HPsa=Tah 10 & 7 " Seventeen
H HA=Tah 10 & 8 " Eighteen
H HNa=Tah 10 & 9 " Nineteen
H HTah=Ni 10 & 2 Tmes 10 " Twenty
H H HEh=Tah=Ni twice ten and one are 21
H H HNi=Tah Ni twice ten and two " 22
H H HZe=Tah Ni twice ten and three " 23
H H HTeh=Tah Ni twice ten and four " 24
H H HVeh=Tah Ni twice ten and five " 25
H H HPsi Tah Ni twice ten and Six "26
H H HPsa Tah Ni twice ten and Seven " 27
H H HA=Tah=Ni twice ten and eight " 28
H H HNa=Tah=Ni twice ten and eight " 29
H HTah=Ze three times ten are 30
H H HEh=Tah=Ze three times ten and one are 31
H H HNi=Tah=Ze three times ten and two " 32
H H HZe=Tah=Ze three times ten and three " 33
H H HTeh=Tah=Ze three times ten and four " 34
H H H HVeh=Tah=Ze three times ten and five " 35
H H HPsi Tah Ze three times ten and six " 36
H H HPsa Tah Ze three times ten and seven " 37
H H HA=Tah=Ze three times ten and eight " 8 38
H H HNa=Tah=Ze[t]hree times ten and nine " 39
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“Egyptian Counting,” [Kirtland, OH, ca. July–ca. Dec. 1835]; handwriting of William W. Phelps; two pages; Kirtland Egyptian Papers, CHL. Includes archival notations.
Note: When an Egyptian hieratic character appears on the manuscript, it is represented by a stylized “H” in the transcript. The transcript of “Egyptian Counting” presented here is used with permission of Brian M. Hauglid, associate professor of ancient scripture, Brigham Young University. Hauglid is preparing a collection of JS Egyptian materials, including this document, for print publication.

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