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en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Abjad

An abjad is a type of writing system where each symbol stands for a consonant, leaving the reader to supply the appropriate vowel. The name abjad is based on the old Arabic alphabet's first four letters – a, b, j, d – to replace the common terms "consonantary", "consonantal alphabet" ...

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_the_alphabet

The history of alphabetic writing goes back to the consonantal writing system used for Semitic languages in the Levant in the 2nd millennium BCE. Most or ...

www.britannica.com/topic/consonantal-writing-system

Consonantal writing systems, as the name implies, represent the consonantal ... all be represented by the same character—insist that the script is an alphabet.

www.history.com/news/ask-history/who-created-the-first-alphabet

Aug 6, 2014 ... Before the alphabet was invented, early writing systems had been ... this consonantal alphabet—also known as an abjad—consisted of 22 ...

www.omniglot.com/writing/alphabetic.htm

An index of the abjads, or consonant alphabets, on Omniglot, including abjads in use, such as Arabic and Hebrew, and those no longer used.

www.oxfordreference.com/viewbydoi/10.1093/acref/9780199675128.013.0653

One in which the characters represent consonants, with vowels either not indicated or indicated by subsidiary marks. The original North.

wikivisually.com/wiki/Consonantal_alphabet

The name abjad is based on the old Arabic alphabet's first four letters – a, b, j, d – to replace the common terms "consonantary", "consonantal alphabet" or ...

www.ancientscripts.com/phoenician.html

Like Proto-Sinaitic, Phoenician is a "consonantal alphabet", also known as "abjad ", and only contains letters representing consonants. Vowels are generally ...

www.babbel.com/en/magazine/what-are-the-alphabets-and-writing-systems-of-the-world

The system was based on an alphabet of consonants rather than a group of ... With the Greeks, who took the Phoenician consonantal alphabet, adapted it and ...