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  •  actually the general writing is (2+ / 0-)
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    Ojibwa, rktect

    ms (a single biliteral sign) and s, rather than the other way around.  

    •  Gardiner p 570 (0+ / 0-)

      ms is a biliteral but by itself is just phonetic dependent on its prefix or suffix for meaning.

      ms i (F31, B3) Bear, give birth
      p 607 birth, ms w t; give; ms det B3 bear give birth
      p614 ms d det man, hate

      where it refers to personal names its different.

      As used in cartouches such as that of Ahmose or Ramesses
      it refers to the birth of the moon or sun respectively and
      has the sense of an astronomical observation or omen,
      where the king has guarded or observed the occurance of an astronomical event such as a solstice. In the case of Ahmose the observation of a star might begin a new regnal year and dynasty.

      Live Free or Die --- Investigate, Incarcerate

      by rktect on Mon Mar 25, 2013 at 02:28:04 PM PDT

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