Tag Archives: Abjads

SYMPHOONIKA ALPHABETA (IVendbutnotlast)

(BEING CONTINUED FROM  22/02/15) Phoenician The Phoenician script is an important “trunk” in the alphabet tree, in that many modern scripts can be traced through it. Arabic, Hebrew, Latin, and Greek scripts are all descended from Phoenician. Phoenician is a … Continue reading

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SYMPHOONIKA ALPHABETA (III)

(BEING CONTINUED FROM  24/04/14) South Arabian The South Arabian alphabet was used primarily in the Sabaean and Minaean kingoms in the Southern edge of the Arabian Peninsula. It is thought to have diverged from the Proto-Sinaitic alphabet as early as … Continue reading

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SYMPHOONIKA ALPHABETA (II)

(BEING CONTINUED FROM 31/07/13) C)Nabataean Origins The Nabataean abjad developed from the Aramaic abjad during the 2nd century BC. Stone inscriptions in the Nabataean abjad have been found in Petra, the capital of the Nabataean kingdom (c. 150 BC to … Continue reading

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SYMPHOONIKA ALPHABETA (I)

Abjads / Consonant alphabets Abjads, or consonant alphabets, represent consonants only, or consonants plus some vowels. Full vowel indication (vocalisation) can be added, usually by means of diacritics, but this is not usualy done. Most of abjads, with the exception … Continue reading

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