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  • Jul 22, 2011
  • 12:38 PM

The riddle of the Syriac double dot: it’s the world’s earliest question mark

Cambridge Network
Manuscripts written in Syriac, an ancient language of the Middle East, are peppered with mysterious dots. Among them is the vertical double dot or zagwa elaya. A Cambridge academic thinks that the zagwa elaya is the world’s earliest question mark.

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