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  Overview of the Abjad numerological system
There are two principle variations in the Abjad system as to the value of certain letters; the Arabs of North Africa and Spain gave a different alpha-numeric order to some of the letters in the 100s than was common in the Levant and the Islamic east.
The initial sound in abjad is a short "a." In any language a word beginning with a vowel is proceeded by a glottal stop (quickly pronounce the words "a apple" and you will hear and feel the glottal stop in between them).
It is easy with the benefit of hindsight or in the light of subsequent scientific knowledge, to develop a sense of hubris about the superior understanding of matters of history we have compared to the actual participants in the events had.
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  Islamic Medical Manuscripts: Glosssary of Terms
Abjad letter-numerals are the letters of the Arabic alphabet given numerical values.
The name abjad comes from the first four letters in the sequence to which values 1, 2, 3, and 4 were assigned, that is, letters, alif, ba', jim, and dal.
The numbers were written in the abjad letter-numerals, and because the four corners of this square contained the letters ba', dal, waw [or u], and ha', this particular square became known as the buduh square.
www.nlm.nih.gov /hmd/arabic/glossary.html   (6377 words)

  Britain.tv Wikipedia - Abjad
Abjads differ from abugidas in that in abjads the vowel sound is implied by phonology, and the inclusion of vowel marks is optional and not the dominant (or literate) form.
All known abjads belong to the Semitic family of scripts, and derive from the Proto-Sinaitic alphabet, the earliest known abjad, derived from Egyptian hieroglyphs, dated to ca.
Abjads also often include the principle of each individual letter also representing a numeric value, so that any word may also be interpreted as a number.
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An abjad is a type of writing system where there is one symbol per character (as in an alphabet).
Abjads differ from alphabets in that they only have characters for consonantal sounds.
All known abjads belong to the Semitic family of scripts, and derive from the original Northern Linear Abjad.
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Abjad wurde auf vielen Festivals gezeigt, unter anderem auch 2003 in Venedig.
Abjad - the title is a reference to reciting the alphabet - is set in Iran in the late 1970s, just before the Islamic revolution.
In Abjad, director Jalili returns to his roots, the provincial town of Saveh, where he was born in 1957.
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 Abjad - Article from FactBug.org - the fast Wikipedia mirror site   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Abjads differ from alphabets and on the other hand from abugidas in that vowels are marked with optional diacritics.
The term takes its name from the first nonsense 'word' of the mnemonic sequence for the letters of the Arabic alphabet, the 'old' order which was used before the letters were rearranged and grouped according to their graphic shapes.
"Impure" abjads (such as Arabic) may have characters for some vowels as well, or optional vowel diacritics, or both; however, the term's originator, Peter T. Daniels, insists that it should be applied only to scripts entirely lacking in vowel indicators, thus excluding Arabic, Hebrew, and Syriac.
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 Abjad - The Arabic Alphabet Learning System
Mubarak appeared to be pleased with what she saw of the Abjad Arabic Educational System and the fact that it was being adapted for use for children with special needs.
As a result, Abjad is focusing on appointing distributors in many regions during the coming months.
Amongst the important visitors that Abjad made contact with were H.E. the Iranian Ambassador to France Sayed Mohammed Sadegh Kharrazi; Tan Sri Kamarul Ariffin, Chairman of the Board, Dewan Bahasa Dan Pustaka (The Institute of Language and Literature.), Malaysia; Mr.
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 Hyperstition: The ABJAD version of the numogram: phase 1
ABJAD is an acronym derived from the first four consonants of Hebrew / Arabic / Persian alphabet; Alif, Ba, Jim, Dal.
ABJADs belong to semitic family of scripts, the reason for the emergence of this derivative line is obvious: semitic languages as Porush insists have a morphemic structure rendering signification of vowels redundant or impossible in most cases...
This is why ABJADs are perfectly applicable to ultra-complex dynamic platforms (such as warmachines and their plane of tacticity), digraming a numeracy “immanenet to thier assemblges” and soft grids of movement (read Nick’s post).
hyperstition.abstractdynamics.org /archives/003448.html   (2842 words)

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