Are these signs really arbitrary?

If the cuneiform signs for male and female animals fit together
so well, how can linguists call them arbitrary?

ram
male lamb
billy goat
male kid

Male

Female

(male sheep)

ewe
female lamb
nanny goat
female kid
(female sheep)

Maybe the signs make more
sense in this orientation...
Vagina (recognized by the
experts as such!)

Legs (I think...)

Female
Male
Signs taken from Archaic Bookkeeping by Hans J. Nissen, Peter Damerow, Robert K. Englund,
and translated by Paul Larsen; © 1993; page 89.
30 January 2015 12:05 PM © www.OriginofAlphabet.com - Jennifer Ball