an extinct language of the Anatolian branch of Indo-European, written in a pictographic script in Syria c1200–c600 b.c.: the same language as written in cuneiform in Anatolia is known as Luwian.
Why Does The Letter Q Almost Always Need The Letter U?Scrabble players are acutely aware that Q is a tricky letter. To use a Q in the game, a player must also find an available U. The fact that Q is the second most rarely used letter in the alphabet certainly doesn’t make using Q any easier.
Meet The Animal That Inspired The Letter AThere is quite a bit of mystery surrounding the letter A. From its prestigious first place position to its interesting shape, tracing the first letter of the English alphabet uncovers a history that begins with, of all things, an ox. Where does the letter A come from? The letter A is derived from the Phoenician letter aleph —a western Semitic word referring to the aforementioned beast of burden. …
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