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2400Re: [ANE-2] The abagadary vagary

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  • Peter T. Daniels
    Sep 1, 2006
      "Abjad" is NOT an equivalent of "alphabet."

      At its first appearance in print I note that Alan Corré suggested the pronunciation "abgad" (JAOS 110: 730 n. 7).
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      Peter T. Daniels grammatim@...


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      From: B.E.Colless <briancolless@...>
      To: ANE-2@yahoogroups.com
      Sent: Thursday, August 31, 2006 11:34:19 PM
      Subject: [ANE-2] The abagadary vagary


      Yes, it is my own neologism. We have previously discussed Peter Daniels's
      "abjad" for "alphabet" (I said I would prefer to say "ab(a)gad"). And
      "abagadary" is made acrophonic-ly from 'Alp Bayt Gaml Dalt.
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