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Ogham Alphabet

Ogham Alphabet
 
alphabet : [600 bc] Ogham alphabet, per Oxford University; Goidelic alphabet classed as Q-Celt, B.L.F.S.N., H.D.T.C.Q., M.G.Y(Ng).Z.R.,[15] where letter Y =NY =GN =NG.  The Ogham alphabet was originally written vertically bottom to top, typically along a wooden stave marked with a centerline.  The consonantal letters corresponded to the fifteen letters B.L.F(V).S.N., H.D.T.C.Q., M.G.Ng(Y).Z.R.  The 5 vowels were A.O.U.E.I., and the 6 diphthongs were AO.OI.UI.IO.AE.  The Ogham alphabet, originally consisted of 20 letters, as Q-Celtic Ogham, and later expanded to 25 letters, as P-Celtic Ogham.  Cf. Greek alphabet (24 letters).
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