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Reconstruction talk:Proto-Semitic/ʾil-

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Phoenician: 𐤀𐤋𐤌 phoenician mem.pngphoenician lamedh.pngphoenician aleph.png (ʾlm) pl el-, il-(uh)- given plural form; What does this all mean. o.O —This unsigned comment was added by (talk) at 10:24, 12 January 2012‎.

What specifically are you asking about? The suffix .png means Portable Network Graphics and is the suffix for a certain kind of graphic image. So phoenician_mem.png is the image of the Phoenician letter mem. Same for the other two letters, lamedh and aleph. Phoenician reads right-to-left. —Stephen (Talk) 16:36, 12 January 2012 (UTC)

When it says el and il uh what does it mean ok? —This unsigned comment was added by (talk) at 10:08, 31 January 2012‎.

Are you asking about the difference between the letters e and i in this term? If so, they are the same thing. Some languages and dialects pronounced a sound that was closer to i, others a sound that was closer to e. Still others pronounced it closer to uh or to ah. No difference in meaning or spelling, just different pronunciations. —Stephen (Talk) 10:28, 31 January 2012 (UTC)
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