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Mysteries of the alphabet.

Author: Marc-Alain Ouaknin
Publisher: New York ; London : Abbeville, 1999.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Why is A the first letter of the alphabet? Why is O round? This work tells how Protosinaic pictograms - derived from Egyptian heiroglyphics and discovered in the Sinai only at the beginning of the  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Marc-Alain Ouaknin
ISBN: 0789205238 9780789205230 0789205211 9780789205216
OCLC Number: 924930448
Description: 384 p. : illustrations (some color) ; 22 cm
Contents: Part I Origin and evolution: brief history of writing; pictograms, ideograms and phonograms; the turquoise woman - Protosinaic pictograms; the example of the letter Aleph; how Aleph became Alpha. Part II The alphabet. Part III The revolution of archaeography.

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