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Ugarit Alphabet

Ugarit Alphabet
 
The accepted wisdom is that Ugarit may have been the first alphabet. While the importance of Ugarit is undeniable, its role raises as many questions as it is supposed to solve. Ugarit abecedaries typically have 28, 29 or 30 letters. If this was truly the model why did Phoenician, Hebrew, early  Greek and even early Arabic have only 22 letters? As we have shown Ugarit was a step that came via Babylon, Akkad, Sumer and ultimately India. cf. savarga history. 
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