[Ads-l] Invention of the Alphabet. Thank you Canaanites

Paul A Johnston paul.johnston at WMICH.EDU
Thu Oct 1 10:26:39 EDT 2020


Makes sense.
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It's been said that the alphabet was invented only once. There is only one
alphabet, with many variations. Wikipedia says that this may well be the
case and says that the Artabic alphabet looks weird because it's based on a
cursive version of the alphabet.

On Sun, Sep 27, 2020 at 11:30 PM Tom Zurinskas <truespel at hotmail.com> wrote:

> Nove presented this 1 hr video on the invention of the Alphabet.  I give
> the link and short summary here. https://justpaste.it/firstalphabet
>  Reminds me of my work with truespel transcribing US English phonetically
> by listening to the words of talking dictionaries.
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