Re: Basque & Katzner's Languages of the World
|From:||Steg Belsky <draqonfayir@...>|
|Date:||Monday, November 19, 2001, 16:11|
On Sun, 18 Nov 2001 22:16:46 -0500 John Cowan <cowan@...>
> David Peterson scripsit:
> > In a message dated 11/18/01 11:56:56 AM, cowan@MERCURY.CCIL.ORG
> > << The first four letters of the alphabet in Arabic and Amharic
> > (except it's "abugida", not "abugadi"). Just like "alphabet"
> > alpha-beta. >>
> > The first four letters in the Arabic alphabet are alef, baa,
> taa, Taa...
Or "the first four Distinct Letter Forms", since /b t T/ are the same
shape, just with different dots; the same goes for the next group, /Z H
x/, and then /d D/. The first of each group, plus the first letter of
the alphabet, gets ABJD.
"wow, Gryffindor has the same colors as my highschool!"
> Right enough. I should have said "in numerical order"; aleph = 1,
> baa = 2,
> jim = 3, dal = 4, plus enough vowels to make the result
> John Cowan http://www.ccil.org/~cowan