Aramaic alphabet
The Ancient Aramaic alphabet is adapted from the Phoenician alphabet and became distinctive from it by the 8th century BCE. It was used to write the Aramaic language. The letters all represent consona...
Mater lectionis
In the spelling of Hebrew and some other Semitic languages, matres lectionis (/ˈmeɪtriːz lɛktiˈoʊnɨs/; from Latin "mothers of reading", singular form: mater lectionis, Hebrew: אֵם קְרִיאָה mother of r...