On the Transliteration of the Name Osiris *

  title={On the Transliteration of the Name Osiris *},
  author={Yoshi Muchiki},
  journal={The Journal of Egyptian Archaeology},
  pages={191 - 194}
  • Yoshi Muchiki
  • Published 1 August 1990
  • Physics
  • The Journal of Egyptian Archaeology
Hitherto, Erman's transliteration of the name of Osiris as Ws-ir has remained unchallenged. Evidence presented here indicates that ȝs-ir, not Ws-ir, should be read. 
The Meroitic “Initial a” Sign as Griffith’s Initial Aleph
Summary This paper reassesses the sound value of the Meroitic sign traditionally defined as ‘initial a’. This sign is termed ‘initial a’ due to its non-occurrence anywhere other than word-initially