Shalom Salaam Peace

Shalom Salaam Peace
Source: Wikipedia: Peace symbols

I was taken by how similar the word for “peace” is in Hebrew and Arabic, not just the sound of the words, but the very letter shapes themselves.

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It makes perfect sense, historically. They’re both semitic languages, and are both using an Aramaic-derived alphabet.

It’s actually really awesome to read about this stuff: (excuse his early-nineties web aesthetic…) It never fails to astound me just how young writing is as a technology, yet how it spread like wildfire.

*pushes glasses back up nose*


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