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Posted: Fri Apr 22, 2005 8:42 am
by astrokatastro

Posted: Sat Apr 23, 2005 6:03 am
by anders
The Greek letters were in turn borrowed, in a very clever way, from Phoenician and/or other Semitic alphabets. Consonants neither pronounceable nor used in Greek were used for vowels that did not exist in Semitic languages etc.