from the ridiculous to the sublime… things just appear, and, being on the night crew, one doesn’t always get the backstory.
“A corresponds to the first symbol in the Phoenician alphabet and did not represent a vowel, but a breathing, the vowels not being represented by any symbol. This breathing not being necessary in the Greek language, the Greeks who adopted the Phoenician alphabet, used it to represent a vowel.” – italics added – what, what? a breathing? and no symbol for vowels? never heard of this before, must find out more! and what, Greeks don’t breathe?!
ohand an intriguing looking book, Daily Rituals, about the routines and working habits of creative minds.