Blinking snake

The E and D Glyphs of the Lunar Supplementary Series

Constellation band

There are three major forms of Glyph D, “birth frog,” “hand” and “ni-hi-ya,” a form used for lunar ages between 10 and 19. Glyph E is simply an alternate glyph for 20, which explains why a frequent variant of lunar age glyphs is “number-E-D.” However, some scribes didn’t bother with the D verb at all when recording ages of 20 or greater days, leaving the reader to understand that an inscription such as “5 E” meant that the moon was 25 days old.

Age of the Moon as Shown by Glyphs D and E
The D Glyphs
New Moon 1 Day 2 Days 3 Days 4 Days
New moon - birth frog New moon - birth frog New moon - birth frog New moon - birth frog 1 day - hand 1 day - hand 1 day - hand 1 day - hand 2 days - hand 2 days - hand 2 days - hand 2 days - hand 3 days - hand 3 days - hand 3 days - hand 3 days - hand 4 days - hand 4 days - hand 4 days - hand 4 days - hand
5 Days 6 Days 7 Days 8 Days 9 Days
5 days - hand 5 days - hand 5 days - hand 5 days - hand 6 days - hand 6 days - hand 6 days - hand 6 days - hand 7 days - hand 7 days - hand 7 days - hand 7 days - hand 8 days - hand 8 days - hand 8 days - hand 8 days - hand 9 days - anomaly 9 days - anomaly 9 days - anomaly 9 days - anomaly
† This is obviously the glyph for 29 days;
research in progress.
10 Days 11 Days 12 Days 13 Days 14 Days
10 days - birth frog 10 days - birth frog 10 days - birth frog 10 days - birth frog
Good example of Birth Frog
11 days - ni-hi-ya 11 days - ni-hi-ya 11 days - ni-hi-ya 11 days - ni-hi-ya 12 days - ni-hi-ya 12 days - ni-hi-ya 12 days - ni-hi-ya 12 days - ni-hi-ya 13 days - hand 13 days - hand 13 days - hand 13 days - hand
Good example of Hand
14 days - ni-hi-ya 14 days - ni-hi-ya 14 days - ni-hi-ya 14 days - ni-hi-ya
15 Days 16 Days 17 Days 18 Days 19 Days
15 days - ni-hi-ya 15 days - ni-hi-ya 15 days - ni-hi-ya 15 days - ni-hi-ya 16 days - hand 16 days - hand 16 days - hand 16 days - hand 17 days - hand 17 days - hand 17 days - hand 17 days - hand 18 days - hand 18 days - hand 18 days - hand 18 days - hand 19 days - hand 19 days - hand 19 days - hand 19 days - hand
The E Glyphs
20 Days 21 Days 22 Days 23 Days 24 Days
20 days - E 20 days - E 20 days - E 20 days - E 21 days - E 21 days - E 21 days - E 21 days - E 22 days - E 22 days - E 22 days - E 22 days - E 23 days - E 23 days - E 23 days - E 23 days - E 24 days - alternate E 24 days - alternate E 24 days - alternate E 24 days - alternate E
25 Days 26 Days 27 Days 28 Days 29 Days
25 days - E and birth frog 25 days - E and birth frog 25 days - E and birth frog 25 days - E and birth frog 26 days - alternate E 26 days - alternate E 26 days - alternate E 26 days - alternate E 27 days - alternate E 27 days - alternate E 27 days - alternate E 27 days - alternate E 28 days - alternate E 28 days - alternate E 28 days - alternate E 28 days - alternate E 29 days - alternate E 29 days - alternate E 29 days - alternate E 29 days - alternate E

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