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- Opinions vary regarding the use of apostrophes when forming the plurals of letters of the alphabet. New Fowler's Modern English Usage, after noting that the usage has changed, states on page 602 that "after letters an apostrophe is obligatory." The 15th edition of The Chicago Manual of Style states in paragraph 7.16, "To avoid confusion, lowercase letters ... form the plural with an apostrophe and an s". The Oxford Style Manual on page 116 advocates the use of common sense.
- to pull
- 2007. The UCLA Phonetics Lab Archive. Los Angeles, CA: UCLA Department of Linguistics.
- (Old Egyptian, c. 2500 BCE) IPA(key): /qʼis/, /qʼus/ (vowel quality uncertain)
- (Middle Egyptian, c. 1700 BCE) IPA(key): /qʼis/, /qʼus/ (vowel quality uncertain)
- (Amarna-period Late Egyptian, c. 1350 BCE) IPA(key): /qʼes/, /qʼus/ (vowel quality uncertain)
- (latest Late Egyptian, c. 800 BCE) IPA(key): /qʼes/, /qʼøs/ (vowel quality uncertain)
- c. 2323 BCE – 2291 BCE, Pyramid Texts of Teti — west wall of the antechamber, line 51–52, spell 373.1–373.4:
- ḏd-mdw jhj jhj ṯz ṯw ttj pw šzp n.k tp.k jnq n.k qsw.k sꜣq n.k [ꜥ]w[t].k wḫꜣ n.k tꜣ jr j(w)f.k
- Recitation: Oho, oho! Pick yourself up, O Teti: take to you your head, draw together to you your bones, gather to you your [limb]s, shake out the earth from your flesh.