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The Tree of Alphabets and NonAlphabetic Scripts Frontispiece
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adapted adopted alphabetic writing ancient Semitic alphabet Arabic Aramaic Aramaic alphabet Aztec became belong book-hand Buddhism capital letter century B.C. onwards Champa character Chinese consonant consonantal Coptic culture cuneiform script cuneiform writing cursive scripts Cyrillic alphabet DAVID DIRINGER dialect earliest early Hebrew Egyptian employed English Etruscan alphabet extant fourth century A.D. Greek alphabet guage hand Hebrew alphabet hieroglyphic Hittite India Office Library Indian Branch Indian scripts indicate alphabets indigenous inscriptions Javanese known language later Latin alpha Latin alphabet leaves indicate mainly majuscule Maya Maya script ment minuscule modern alphabet monumental Museum Naskhi non-alphabetic scripts North North-Semitic alphabet nowadays offshoots Oghamic origin phonetic value pictographic present-day alphabet probably religion right to left Roman Runic samekh Sanskrit second millennium B.C. Shan signs sixth century B.C. Slavonic small letter sound stone stroke syllables SYSTEMS OF WRITING tablets tion tribes uncial varieties various vowel western words written