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Saturday, 28 January 2012

The innovation which gave rise to the alphabet was ... developed by the Semitic tribes around 1500BCE. It consisted in recognizing that almost every syllable of their language was composed of one or more silent consonantal elements plus an element of sounded breath-

that which we call a vowel...

(- The Spell of the Sensuous, David Abram)

Listen to and learn Persian vowels

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