> You know this french guy who rediscovered the Egyptian writing?
> Champollion? His first success was translating the cartouche of
> Alexander the great - Alksindrs. Written Vulture (A) Lion (L)
> Basket (K)...
> Although the lion E23 normally had the loud value of "ru" it wa
> used as "L" in the "alphabetic" mode the Egyptians used to
> write foreign names.
> So the argument "There is no L in the Egyptian language" holds
> no water. :-)
I think you've misunderstood my initial intent for bringing up the subject.
I wasn't really attempting to offer it as a convincing argument. I was pointing out that the article's author had failed to even make note of, or account for, the lack of a formal "L" in the Old Kingdom hieroglyphs.