Ugaritic



The Ugaritic script was really one of a kind, for it was a cuneiform alphabet (old Persian really was closer to a syllabary). Clay tablets written in Ugaritic provided the first evidence of the "modern" ordering of letters, which in Ugaritic went like 'a, b, g, and soon, that eventually gave the order of letters in the Greek and Roman abecedaries.

This writing system was employed in the city of Ugarit, located in western Syria from around 1300 BC. It later was supplanted by the West Semitic, Proto-Canaanite-descended scripts.

Ugaritic Wikipedia





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