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In the exercise, the scribe has written two words in different ways.

The first word, 'nish-gil' means 'we grabbed'. It can be written using two signs which represent the sounds 'nish' and 'gil'.

nish

gil

Or, it can be written with three signs which represent the sounds 'nish', 'gi' and 'il'.

nish

gi

il

 

The second word is 'nish-shish' and means 'we carried'. It can be written using three signs which represent 'nish', 'shi' and 'ish'.

nish

shi

ish

Or, it can be written with two signs which represent the sounds 'nish' and 'shish'.

nish

shish

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