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E, e


Subject Linguistics

DOI: 10.1111/b.9780631214816.1999.x


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/i:/ The fifth letter of the English alphabet developed from Semitic hē , in the Phoenician script. In Semitic scripts it indicated the consonant /h/ which, at the time the Greeks adopted the Phoenician script, had no equivalent in Greek. The letter , called epsilon , was thus revalued to represent a vowel. The small letter <e> was derived from the uncial form of the capital. ... log in or subscribe to read full text

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