abjads in a sentence
1. Vowelless alphabets are called abjads, currently exemplified in scripts including Arabic, Hebrew, and Syriac.
2. Examples of present-day abjads are the Arabic and Hebrew scripts;
3. Such scripts are to tone what abjads are to vowels.
4. So-called impure abjads represent vowels with either optional diacritics, a limited number of distinct vowel glyphs, or both.
5. Impure abjads have characters for some vowels, optional vowel diacritics, or both.
6. Consonantal scripts ("abjads") are normally written without indication of many vowels.
7. The Brahmic and Ethiopic families are thought to have originated from the Semitic abjads by the addition of vowel marks.
8. Historically, abugidas appear to have evolved from abjads (vowelless alphabets).
9. These ómatehtar modes can be loosely considered abjads rather than true alphabets.
10. Technically, these are called abjads rather than alphabets.
11. Such systems are called abjads, derived from the Arabic word for "alphabet".
12. Aleph is the first letter of many Semitic abjads (alphabets).
13. However, Ugaritic was unusual among early abjads in also writing vowels after the glottal stop.
14. Unlike abjads, the diacritical marks and systemic modifications of the consonants are not optional.
15. Because vowels are not generally written, digraphs are rare in abjads like Arabic.
16. Alef or aleph is the first letter of the Semitic abjads.
17. In many abjads only consonants such as yodh in Hebrew have character forms;
18. Qoph or Qop (Phoenician Qōp ) is the nineteenth letter of the Semitic abjads.
19. Kaf (also spelled kaph) is the eleventh letter of the Semitic abjads, including Phoenician Kāp ?
20. The following alphabets, abjads, and individual letters are discussed in related articles.
21. In most cases, the letters transcribe consonants or consonants and a few vowels, so most Arabic alphabets are abjads.
22. Like most abjads, Manichaean is written from right to left and lacks vowels.
23. Romanization schemes for Proto-Semitic and various Semitic languages (Semitic abjads):
24. Mimation refers to the suffixed -m (the letter mem in many Semitic abjads) which occurs in some Semitic languages.
25. Abjads differ from other alphabets in that they have characters only for consonantal sounds.
26. Vowels are not usually marked in abjads.
27. Some abjads, like Arabic and Hebrew, have markings for vowels as well.
28. Many scripts derived from abjads have been extended with vowel symbols to become full alphabets.
29. In size and shape, it is similar to Heth, a letter of the Semitic abjads.
30. The script is written from right to left, as is typical of Aramaic scripts and of most abjads.