The triliteral signs represent ordered triplets of uniliteral sounds.
Since phonetic complements are more common after triliterals than before them, it is convenient to organize the table according to the second or third sound rather than the first. Therefore we are somewhat unconventionally sorting the glyphs alphabetically by third radical, then second, then first.
For details about objects and living species represented, see Sign List.
This page is very much a work in progress; there are many triliteral signs.